persist definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • is obstinately repetitious, insistent, or tenacious.
    • to keep securely and steadfastly to a purpose, state, or undertaking despite hurdles, warnings, or setbacks.
    • to carry on available; last: hostilities which have persisted for decades.
    • to face fast; becoming fixed and unmoved; to keep; to keep steadfastly; especially, to keep fixed in a program of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- often conveying an unfavorable notion, since doggedness or obstinacy.
  • verb:
    • to take stubbornly or resolutely.
    • To repeat an utterance.
    • To continue to exist.
    • To cause to continue; make permanent.
    • stay behind
    • continue to exist
    • be persistent, won't stop
  • others:
    • To continue steadily and firmly in a few state, course of action, or quest, particularly in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc.; persevere, especially with degree of obstinacy.

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