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persist

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1 to continue despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement

  • she persisted in her efforts and eventually got the job she wanted
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gut it out, hang in there

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2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state

  • my headache persisted for almost the entire day
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Synonym Discussion of persist

continue, last, endure, abide, persist mean to exist over a period of time or indefinitely. continue applies to a process going on without ending.
    • the search for peace will continue
last, especially when unqualified, may stress existing beyond what is normal or expected.
    • buy shoes that will last
endure adds an implication of resisting destructive forces or agencies.
    • in spite of everything, her faith endured
abide implies stable and constant existing especially as opposed to mutability.
    • a love that abides through 40 years of marriage
persist suggests outlasting the normal or appointed time and often connotes obstinacy or doggedness.
    • the sense of guilt persisted


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