persist


persist
verb
1 continue doing sth
ADVERB
doggedly, stubbornly
PREPOSITION
in

If you persist in upsetting her, I will have to punish you.

with

The detective stubbornly persisted with his questions.

2 continue to exist
ADVERB
still, to this day

a belief that persists to this day

indefinitely
VERB + PERSIST
be likely to
tend to
be allowed to

This situation cannot be allowed to persist.

continue to

Drought conditions continue to persist from Maine to Georgia.

PREPOSITION
beyond

The condition almost always persists beyond childhood.

despite, in spite of

The trade network persisted in spite of the political chaos.

during

the problems that persisted during the three-day conference

for

If symptoms persist for more than a few days, see a doctor.

into

These practices persisted into the Middle Ages.

through, throughout

The depression persisted through much of the 1930s.

until

The snows persisted until the second month of the new year.

Persist is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑attitude, ↑belief, ↑condition, ↑controversy, ↑doubt, ↑inequality, ↑myth, ↑pain, ↑problem, ↑rumour, ↑symptom

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Persist — Per*sist , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Persisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persisting}.] [L. persistere; per + sistere to stand or be fixed, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. persister. See {Per }, and {Stand}.] To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persist in — index adhere (persist), bear (tolerate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • persist — I verb abide, be determined, be obstinate, be resolute, be steadfast, be steady, be tenacious, be unyielding, bide, carry on, cling to, continue, drag on, endure, go forward, go on, hold fast, hold on, hold out, insist, keep at, keep on, last,… …   Law dictionary

  • persist — 1530s, from M.Fr. persister (14c.), from L. persistere continue steadfastly, from per thoroughly + sistere come to stand, cause to stand still (see ASSIST (Cf. assist)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • persist — 1 *persevere Antonyms: desist Contrasted words: discontinue, cease, *stop, quit 2 *continue, last, endure, abide Antonyms: desist Contrasted words: *stop, cease, discont …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • persist — [v] carry on, carry through abide, be resolute, be stubborn, continue, endure, follow through*, follow up*, go all the way*, go on, go the limit*, grind, hold on, insist, keep up*, last, leave no stone unturned*, linger, obtain, perdure,… …   New thesaurus

  • persist — ► VERB 1) continue doing something in spite of difficulty or opposition. 2) continue to exist. ORIGIN Latin persistere continue steadfastly …   English terms dictionary

  • persist — [pər sist′, pərzist′] vi. [MFr persister < L persistere < per, through + sistere, to cause to stand, redupl. of base of stare, to STAND] 1. to refuse to give up, esp. when faced with opposition or difficulty; continue firmly or steadily 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Persist — Infobox Software name = Persist logo= caption = developer = latest release version = latest release date = operating system = Cross platform genre = Persistence Framework license = GNU Lesser General Public License website =… …   Wikipedia

  • persist */*/ — UK [pə(r)ˈsɪst] / US [pərˈsɪst] verb [intransitive] Word forms persist : present tense I/you/we/they persist he/she/it persists present participle persisting past tense persisted past participle persisted 1) to continue to do or say something in… …   English dictionary


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