Definition of PERSIST

to continue despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement <she persisted in her efforts and eventually got the job she wanted>
Synonyms carry on, persist
to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <my headache persisted for almost the entire day>
Near Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, wane

April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
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