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Definition 1: be persistent, refuse to stop - [verb of change]

Samples where persist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he persisted to call me every night
  • The child persisted and kept asking questions

Synonyms for persist in the sense of this definition

(persist is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of persist ) persist stubbornly

"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"

(... is a kind of persist ) persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble

"He is asking for trouble with his behavior"

(... is a kind of persist ) persist in working hard

"Students must plug away at this problem"

(... is a kind of persist ) keep to

"Stick to your principles" "stick to the diet"

Definition 2: continue to exist - [verb of stative]

Samples where persist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories die hard
  • The legend of Elvis endures

Synonyms for persist in the sense of this definition

(persist is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(... is a kind of persist ) transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

(... is a kind of persist ) have a long or continuing effect

"The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"

(persist has a similar meaning as ...) occur persistently

"Musical talent runs in the family"

Definition 3: stay behind - [verb of stative]

Samples where persist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The smell stayed in the room
  • The hostility remained long after they made up

Synonyms for persist in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of persist ) endure

"The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

(... is a kind of persist ) remain present although waning or gradually dying

"Her perfume lingered on"

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