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per·se·vere

 (pûr′sə-vîr′)
intr.v. per·se·vered, per·se·ver·ing, per·se·veres
To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.

[Middle English perseveren, from Old French perseverer, from Latin persevērāre, from persevērus, very serious : per-, per- + sevērus, severe; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

per′se·ver′ing·ly adv.

persevere

(ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪə)
vb
(often foll by: in) to show perseverance
[C14: from Old French perseverer, from Latin persevērāre, from perseverus very strict; see severe]
ˌperseˈvering adj
ˌperseˈveringly adv

per•se•vere

(ˌpɜr səˈvɪər)

v.i. -vered, -ver•ing.
to persist in pursuing something in spite of obstacles or opposition.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French perseverer < Latin persevērāre to persist, derivative of persevērus very strict. See per-, severe]
per`se•ver′ing•ly, adv.

persevere


Past participle: persevered
Gerund: persevering

Imperative
persevere
persevere
Present
I persevere
you persevere
he/she/it perseveres
we persevere
you persevere
they persevere
Preterite
I persevered
you persevered
he/she/it persevered
we persevered
you persevered
they persevered
Present Continuous
I am persevering
you are persevering
he/she/it is persevering
we are persevering
you are persevering
they are persevering
Present Perfect
I have persevered
you have persevered
he/she/it has persevered
we have persevered
you have persevered
they have persevered
Past Continuous
I was persevering
you were persevering
he/she/it was persevering
we were persevering
you were persevering
they were persevering
Past Perfect
I had persevered
you had persevered
he/she/it had persevered
we had persevered
you had persevered
they had persevered
Future
I will persevere
you will persevere
he/she/it will persevere
we will persevere
you will persevere
they will persevere
Future Perfect
I will have persevered
you will have persevered
he/she/it will have persevered
we will have persevered
you will have persevered
they will have persevered
Future Continuous
I will be persevering
you will be persevering
he/she/it will be persevering
we will be persevering
you will be persevering
they will be persevering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been persevering
you have been persevering
he/she/it has been persevering
we have been persevering
you have been persevering
they have been persevering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been persevering
you will have been persevering
he/she/it will have been persevering
we will have been persevering
you will have been persevering
they will have been persevering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been persevering
you had been persevering
he/she/it had been persevering
we had been persevering
you had been persevering
they had been persevering
Conditional
I would persevere
you would persevere
he/she/it would persevere
we would persevere
you would persevere
they would persevere
Past Conditional
I would have persevered
you would have persevered
he/she/it would have persevered
we would have persevered
you would have persevered
they would have persevered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.persevere - 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"

persevere

verb keep going, continue, go on, carry on, endure, hold on (informal), hang on, persist, stand firm, plug away (informal), hold fast, remain firm, stay the course, keep your hand in, pursue your goal, be determined or resolved, keep on or at, stick at or to the ability to persevere despite obstacles and setbacks
give up, quit, give in, hesitate, falter, waver, dither (chiefly Brit.), throw in the towel, vacillate, be irresolute, shillyshally (informal), swither (Scot.)

persevere

verb
1. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks:
Idioms: hang in there, keep going , keep it up.
2. To take and maintain a stand obstinately:
Translations
يُثَابِرُيُواظِب، يُثابِر على
vytrvat
blive vedholde ud
jatkaa sinnikkäästi
ustrajati
òrauka
辛抱する
버티어 해내다
atkakliai siektidarytinuolatinės pastangos
būt neatlaidīgamneatkāpties
vztrajati
hålla ut
ยืนหยัดถึงที่สุด
azmetmeksebat etmek
kiên trì

persevere

[ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪəʳ] VIperseverar, persistir (in en) to persevere withperseverar con, continuar con

persevere

[ˌpɜːrsɪˈvɪər] vipersévérer
to persevere with sth → persévérer dans qch
She persevered in her idea despite the objections raised by her friends → Elle persévéra dans son idée en dépit des objections soulevées par ses amis.
to persevere in doing sth → persévérer à faire qch

persevere

vidurchhalten; to persevere in one’s studiesmit seinem Studium weitermachen; he persevered with Germaner machte mit Deutsch weiter; to persevere in or with one’s attempts/efforts to do somethingunermüdlich weiter versuchen, etw zu tun

persevere

[ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪəʳ] viperseverare

persevere

(pəːsiˈviə) verb
to continue to (try to) do something in spite of difficulties. He persevered in his task.
ˌperseˈverance noun

persevere

يُثَابِرُ vytrvat holde ud durchhalten εμμένω perseverar jatkaa sinnikkäästi persévérer ustrajati perseverare 辛抱する 버티어 해내다 volhouden holde ut nie ustać perseverar упорно продолжать hålla ut ยืนหยัดถึงที่สุด azmetmek kiên trì 坚持
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