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  Definition of persist
  1. be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
  2. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  3. stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
Similar Words: persevere, hang in, hang on, hold on, prevail, die hard, run, endure, remain, stay

 

Hyponyms: obstinate, ask for it, ask for trouble, plug, plug away, stick to, stick with, follow, carry over, reverberate, stick, linger

 

Grouped Verbs: run

 

Derivational Morphology: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity, perseveration, traditionalist, diehard, prevalence

 

Anagrams: spitter, respite, striper, stripes, tipster, sprites

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 坚持   Dutch: volharden  
Finnish: itsepintaisesti pitää kiinni   French: persister  
German: beharren   Hungarian: kitart  
Italian: persistere   Japanese: 固執する  
Korean: 고집하다   Portuguese: persistir  
Russian: упорствовать   Spanish: persistir  
Swedish: framhärda  
 
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