persist

(redirected from persists)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

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 ?
She persists in denying to you that she saw, or has ever seen, anything?
Second alternative: to express fond anxiety in a paternal capacity; and to threaten giving the alarm to her sister and the lawyer, if she persists in her design.
Well then, if he be mad, as he is, and with a madness that mostly takes one thing for another, and white for black, and black for white, as was seen when he said the windmills were giants, and the monks' mules dromedaries, flocks of sheep armies of enemies, and much more to the same tune, it will not be very hard to make him believe that some country girl, the first I come across here, is the lady Dulcinea; and if he does not believe it, I'll swear it; and if he should swear, I'll swear again; and if he persists I'll persist still more, so as, come what may, to have my quoit always over the peg.
Without doubt you will, monsieur; he persists in remaining there.
No, he still persists in looking upon you as the most incomprehensible and mysterious of beings.
If therefore she actually persists in rejecting my suit, perhaps it were better not to force her into accepting me, because if liable to such defects of temper, she could not contribute much to my felicity.
To the point, sir," said the queen, "to the point, and answer me, yes or no; if the king persists in remaining in England will you send him succor?
But a grumpy recluse cannot worry his subordinates: whereas the man in whom the sense of duty is strong (or, perhaps, only the sense of self-importance), and who persists in airing on deck his moroseness all day - and perhaps half the night - becomes a grievous infliction.
The fisherman made a movement of his head and shoulders, which signified, "If he persists in it, I won't contradict him.
Meanwhile the procurator had exclaimed: "If the demon which possesses this goat, and which has resisted all exorcisms, persists in its deeds of witchcraft, if it alarms the court with them, we warn it that we shall be forced to put in requisition against it the gallows or the stake.
It was the young man who persists in some strange hallucination as to a certain Mademoiselle Violet.
If her Ladyship persists in refusing to let us make the necessary inquiries, our hands are tied, and the case comes to an end through no fault of ours.