Definition of Persist

1. Verb. Continue to exist. "The legend of Elvis endures"

Exact synonyms: Die Hard, Endure, Prevail, Run
Generic synonyms: Continue
Specialized synonyms: Carry Over, Reverberate
Related verbs: Run
Derivative terms: Diehard, Persistent, Prevalence, Prevalent



2. Verb. Be persistent, refuse to stop. "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

3. Verb. Stay behind. "The hostility remained long after they made up"
Exact synonyms: Remain, Stay
Specialized synonyms: Stick, Linger
Derivative terms: Persistent

Definition of Persist

1. v. i. To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; - - sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.

Definition of Persist

1. Verb. (intransitive) To go on stubbornly or resolutely. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To repeat an utterance. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To continue to exist. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to persist; make permanent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persist

1. to continue resolutely in some activity [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persist

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persicot
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persiflageous
persiflages
persifleur
persifleurs
persilaaromatic
persillade
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persimmon
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persimmons
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persist (current term)
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persistences
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persistent atrioventricular canal
persistent chronic hepatitis

Literary usage of Persist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"persist, in French persister, Latin persisto, is compounded of per, through, and sistere, to put, and corresponds to the modern phrase "to put it through. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"the education of the child easier, will make it vastly more difficult, because it will then be necessary to teach the old system, which will persist in use, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1889)
"... but their effects persist unconsciously, classes of facts prove the persistence of consciousness apparently lost: 1st. in many cases we can voluntarily ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... sequestration mat may be moved for as of course; and if, after personal service of this order nui, the defendant persist in his contempt, the order for ..."

5. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Tendency to greater mobility in modern times. The position of common laborers, 144 — Sec. 8. What differences in wages would persist if all choice were free ..."

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