persevere

  • 1 persevere — persevere, persist are both used in reference to persons in the sense of to continue in a given course in the face of difficulty or opposition. Persevere nearly always implies an admirable quality; it suggests both refusal to be discouraged by… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Persevere — Per se*vere , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Persevered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persevering}.] [F. pers[ e]v[ e]rer, L. perseverare, fr. perseverus very strict; per + severus strict, severe. See {Per }, and {Severe}.] To persist in any business or enterprise… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 persevere — I verb adhere, apply oneself, be constant, be determined, be obstinate, be resolute, be steadfast, be steady, be stubborn, be tenacious, be unyielding, carry on, cling, cling tenaciously, constare, continue, endure, exert oneself, follow up, go… …

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  • 4 persevere at — index ply Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 persevere in — index prosecute (carry forward) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 persevere — mid 14c., from O.Fr. perseverer, from L. perseverare continue steadfastly, persist, from persevereus very strict, earnest, from per very + severus strict (see SEVERITY (Cf. severity)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 persevere — [v] keep at; work hard be determined, be resolved, be stubborn, carry on, continue, endure, go for broke*, go for it*, go on, hang in*, hang tough*, hold fast*, hold on, keep driving*, keep going, keep on, leave no stone unturned*, maintain,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 persevere — ► VERB ▪ continue in a course of action in spite of difficulty or lack of success. DERIVATIVES perseverance noun. ORIGIN Latin perseverare abide by strictly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 persevere — [pʉr΄sə vir′] vi. persevered, persevering [ME perseveren < OFr perseverer < L perseverare < perseverus, very severe, strict < per , intens. + severus,SEVERE] to continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Persevere — Infobox Album Name = Persevere Type = studio Artist = The Proclaimers Released = May 22, 2001 Recorded = 2000–2001 Genre = Pop, rock Length = Label = Nettwerk Producer = The Proclaimers Reviews = * Rolling Stone (Not Rated)… …

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  • 11 persevere — UK [ˌpɜː(r)sɪˈvɪə(r)] / US [ˌpɜsəˈvɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms persevere : present tense I/you/we/they persevere he/she/it perseveres present participle persevering past tense persevered past participle persevered to continue trying to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 persevere — per|se|vere [ˌpə:sıˈvıə US ˌpə:rsıˈvır] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: persévérer, from [i]Latin perseverare, from severus; SEVERE] to continue trying to do something in a very determined way in spite of difficulties use this to show… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 persevere — v. (D; intr.) to persevere at, in * * * [pɜːsɪ vɪə] in (D; intr.) to persevere at …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 persevere — per|se|vere [ ,pɜsə vır ] verb intransitive to continue trying to achieve something difficult: persevere in/with: Police negotiators will persevere with their efforts to free the hostages …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 persevere — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)sɪvɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] perseveres, persevering, persevered VERB If you persevere with something, you keep trying to do it and do not give up, even though it is difficult. This ability to persevere despite obstacles and setbacks is the quality… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 persevere — verb she will persevere regardless of the obstacles Syn: persist, continue, carry on, go on, keep on, keep going, struggle on, hammer away, be persistent, be determined, see/follow something through, keep at it, press on/ahead, not take no for an …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 persevere — /pɜsəˈvɪə / (say persuh vear) verb (i) (persevered, persevering) to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty or obstacles; continue steadfastly. {Middle English persevere(n), from French persévérer, from Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 persevere — intransitive verb ( vered; vering) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French parseverer, from Latin perseverare, from per through + severus severe Date: 14th century to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 persevere — /perr seuh vear /, v., persevered, persevering. v.i. 1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly. 2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.;… …

    Universalium

  • 20 persevere — verb To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement. See Also: perseverance, perseverant …

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