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per·sist

persist

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sIst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: persists, persisting, persisted
definition 1: to continue in a firm, steady way without stopping or lessening.
Freezing weather persisted for several weeks.
 
synonyms:
last
similar words:
abide, endure, hold, hold out, linger, remain, stay, stick
definition 2: to continue in a course of action or hold on to a belief in a firm, steady way.
Mother persisted in refusing to allow me to go.She persists in believing in creatures from outer space.
synonyms:
continue
antonyms:
give up
similar words:
hold out, keep, stick
derivation: persister (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word persist contains the following parts:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very
sist Latin root that means stand
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synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance