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per·sist

 (pər-sĭst′)
intr.v. per·sist·ed, per·sist·ing, per·sists
1. To be obstinately repetitious, insistent, or tenacious.
2. To hold firmly and steadfastly to a purpose, state, or undertaking despite obstacles, warnings, or setbacks.
3. To continue in existence; last: hostilities that have persisted for years.

[Latin persistere : per-, per- + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

per·sis′ter n.

persist

(pəˈsɪst)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by in) to continue steadfastly or obstinately despite opposition or difficulty
2. to continue to exist or occur without interruption: the rain persisted throughout the night.
[C16: from Latin persistere, from per- (intensive) + sistere to stand steadfast, from stāre to stand]
perˈsister n

per•sist

(pərˈsɪst, -ˈzɪst)

v.i.
1. to continue steadily or firmly in some state, purpose, or course of action, in spite of opposition or criticism.
2. to last or endure tenaciously: The legend of King Arthur has persisted for nearly fifteen centuries.
3. to be insistent in a statement, request, or question.
[1530–40; < Late Latin persistere to stand firm, persist = Latin per- per- + -sistere, akin to stāre to stand (compare Latin perstāre in same sense)]
per•sist′er, n.
syn: See continue.

persist


Past participle: persisted
Gerund: persisting

Imperative
persist
persist
Present
I persist
you persist
he/she/it persists
we persist
you persist
they persist
Preterite
I persisted
you persisted
he/she/it persisted
we persisted
you persisted
they persisted
Present Continuous
I am persisting
you are persisting
he/she/it is persisting
we are persisting
you are persisting
they are persisting
Present Perfect
I have persisted
you have persisted
he/she/it has persisted
we have persisted
you have persisted
they have persisted
Past Continuous
I was persisting
you were persisting
he/she/it was persisting
we were persisting
you were persisting
they were persisting
Past Perfect
I had persisted
you had persisted
he/she/it had persisted
we had persisted
you had persisted
they had persisted
Future
I will persist
you will persist
he/she/it will persist
we will persist
you will persist
they will persist
Future Perfect
I will have persisted
you will have persisted
he/she/it will have persisted
we will have persisted
you will have persisted
they will have persisted
Future Continuous
I will be persisting
you will be persisting
he/she/it will be persisting
we will be persisting
you will be persisting
they will be persisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been persisting
you have been persisting
he/she/it has been persisting
we have been persisting
you have been persisting
they have been persisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been persisting
you will have been persisting
he/she/it will have been persisting
we will have been persisting
you will have been persisting
they will have been persisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been persisting
you had been persisting
he/she/it had been persisting
we had been persisting
you had been persisting
they had been persisting
Conditional
I would persist
you would persist
he/she/it would persist
we would persist
you would persist
they would persist
Past Conditional
I would have persisted
you would have persisted
he/she/it would have persisted
we would have persisted
you would have persisted
they would have persisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.persist - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
continue - exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
carry over - transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
run - occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
reverberate - have a long or continuing effect; "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
2.persist - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
obstinate - persist stubbornly; "he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
ask for it, ask for trouble - persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble; "He is asking for trouble with his behavior"
plug, plug away - persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem"
stick with, stick to, follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
3.persist - stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
stick - endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
linger - remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

persist

verb
1. continue, last, remain, carry on, endure, keep up, linger, abide Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.
2. persevere, continue, go on, carry on, hold on (informal), keep on, keep going, press on, not give up, stand firm, soldier on (informal), stay the course, plough on, be resolute, stick to your guns (informal), show determination He urged them to persist with their efforts to bring about peace.

persist

verb
1. To take and maintain a stand obstinately:
2. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks:
Idioms: hang in there, keep going , keep it up.
3. To exist in spite of adversity:
4. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations
يَسْتَمِر، يُصَمِّم على، يُثابِر
neustávatvytrvat
blive vedikke give op
kitart
halda fast viî
固執する尾を引く持続する残存する言い張る
atkakliai ką darytinuolatinis buvimasprimygtinaiužsispirti
būt neatlaidīgamneatkāpties
vztrajati
-e ısrar etmekinat etmek

persist

[pəˈsɪst] VI
1. (= continue to exist) [belief, rumour, symptoms] → persistir
this sort of attitude persists even todayeste tipo de actitud persiste incluso hoy en día
2. (= insist) we shall persist in our efforts to do itseguiremos esforzándonos por hacerlo
he persists in calling me at all hours of the dayse empeña or insiste en llamarme a todas horas del día

persist

[pərˈsɪst] vi (= continue) [problem, symptom] → persister
If the symptoms persist, see your doctor → Si les symptômes persistent, consultez votre médecin.
to persist with sth [+ action, policy, belief] → persister dans qch
to persist in doing sth → persister à faire qch

persist

vi (= persevere)nicht lockerlassen, unbeirrt fortfahren (with mit); (= be tenacious: in belief, demand etc) → beharren, bestehen (→ in auf +dat); (= last, continue: fog, pain etc) → anhalten, fortdauern; if you persist in misbehavingwenn du dich weiterhin so schlecht benimmst; if you persist in coming latewenn du weiterhin zu spät kommst; if the rumours still persistfalls sich die Gerüchte halten sollten; we shall persist in or with our effortswir werden in unseren Bemühungen nicht nachlassen

persist

[pəˈsɪst] vi (person) → persistere, ostinarsi; (custom, rain) → persistere, durare
to persist in sth/in doing sth → ostinarsi in qc/a fare qc, persistere in qc/nel or a fare qc

persist

(pəˈsist) verb
to keep doing, thinking etc in spite of opposition or difficulty; to continue asking, persuading etc. It will not be easy but you will succeed if you persist; He didn't want to tell her, but she persisted (in asking).
perˈsistent adjective
She was persistent in her demands/denials; persistent questions.
perˈsistently adverb
perˈsistence noun

persist

v. persistir, perseverar, insistir.

persist

vi persistir
References in classic literature ?
Then," said Christie, "why in the name of all that's preposterous, do they persist in pairing me off with the least interesting man of the lot?
And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories, tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow --a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
They were all very well, only that now and then she would oddly transpose some important words, and persist in the mistake, in spite of every effort to the contrary; and St.
He asked me if I meant to persist in my resistance.
But I feel this, Helen; I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly.
If you persist in waiting to see my sister again, I will go to the cottage myself and appeal to your father.
The Prince rolled his eyes in indignation, as if to collect some safe and easy victim; and chancing to encounter the firm glance of the same archer whom we have already noticed, and who seemed to persist in his gesture of applause, in spite of the frowning aspect which the Prince bent upon him, he demanded his reason for clamouring thus.
He will naturally be disappointed if you persist in making a fool of yourself," said Mrs.
If I persist, I doubt not that he will use violence.
And they are not apt to remember that most of the delays and blunders are being made, not by the expert girls, but by the careless people who persist in calling wrong numbers and in ignoring the niceties of telephone etiquette.
The question may be asked, Why will he persist in following a profession which leads him to death?
Jenkinson, in ushering into the House of Commons a bill for regulating the temporary intercourse between the two countries, should preface its introduction by a declaration that similar provisions in former bills had been found to answer every purpose to the commerce of Great Britain, and that it would be prudent to persist in the plan until it should appear whether the American government was likely or not to acquire greater consistency.