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persist

verb

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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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2 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • my headache persisted for almost the entire day

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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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The first known use of persist was in 1531

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“Persist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/persist. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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