persist

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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 =… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 persist — verb 1 continue doing sth ADVERB ▪ doggedly, stubbornly PREPOSITION ▪ in ▪ If you persist in upsetting her, I will have to punish you. ▪ with …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 persist — per|sist [ pər sıst ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to continue to do or say something in a determined way: But why? he persisted. persist with: They are determined to persist with their campaign. persist in doing something: Why do you persist in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 persist — v. (D; intr.) to persist in (to persist in doing smt.) * * * [pə sɪst] (D; intr.) to persist in (to persist in doing smt.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 persist — [[t]pə(r)sɪ̱st[/t]] persists, persisting, persisted 1) VERB If something undesirable persists, it continues to exist. Contact your doctor if the cough persists... These problems persisted for much of the decade. Syn: continue 2) VERB If you… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 persist — 01. This guy at work [persists] in asking me out even though I have told him very clearly that I am not interested in dating him. 02. If your son s fever [persists] more than a day or two, you d better take him to the doctor again. 03. I can t… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 persist — persister, n. persistingly, adv. persistive, adj. persistively, adv. persistiveness, n. /peuhr sist , zist /, v.i. 1. to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, esp. in spite of opposition,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 persist — per|sist [pəˈsıst US pər ] v [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: persister, from Latin persistere, from sistere to stand firm ] 1.) [I and T] to continue to do something, although this is difficult, or other people oppose it persist in (doing)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 persist — verb 1 to continue to do something, although this is difficult, or other people warn you not to do it: persist in (doing) sth: If you persist in causing trouble, the company may be forced to dismiss you. | I m sorry, I just don t think it s right …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 persist — verb a) To go on stubbornly or resolutely. This would not be saved after his session terminates because we dont have an actual user identity to allow us to persist the settings. b) To repeat an utterance. Syn: persevere, last, remain …

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  • 20 persist — per•sist [[t]pərˈsɪst, ˈzɪst[/t]] 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… …

    From formal English to slang