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persist

per·sist

persist

 
pronunciation:
pr sIst
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: persisted, persisting, persists
definition 1: to endure or continue steadfastly, stubbornly, or tenaciously.
Freezing weather persisted for several weeks.
 
synonyms:
continue, last
antonyms:
forbear
similar words:
abide, carry, endure, hold, hold out, linger, remain, stay, stick
definition 2: to continue steadfastly in a task or course of action or hold steadfastly to a belief or commitment; persevere.
Although under great pressure, some senators persisted in opposing the bill.Everyone told him the project was doomed to fail, but he persisted.
synonyms:
continue, persevere
antonyms:
desist, give up
similar words:
hold, hold out, keep, push, stick
definition 3: to pursue stubbornly or insistently a demand, line of questioning, or the like.
The witness appeared close to weeping, but the lawyer persisted.
similar words:
insist
derivation: persister (n.)