persist

When someone persists they keep going or hang on. If you want finish a marathon, you have to persist and keep running, no matter how many blisters you have.

The great Roman poet Ovid once advised: “Endure and persist, this pain will turn good by and by.” As Ovid’s quote hints at, persistence is often associated with hardship and the reward that comes with not backing down. Synonyms include endure, follow through, and persevere, while antonyms include cease and give up.

Definitions of persist
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v be persistent, refuse to stop

“he persisted to call me every night”
“The child persisted and kept asking questions”
Synonyms:
hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere
Types:
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obstinate
persist stubbornly
ask for it, ask for trouble
persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
plug, plug away
persist in working hard
follow, stick to, stick with
keep to
Type of:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

v continue to exist

Synonyms:
die hard, endure, prevail, run
run
occur persistently
Types:
carry over
transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
reverberate
have a long or continuing effect
Type of:
continue
exist over a prolonged period of time

v stay behind

Synonyms:
remain, stay
Types:
stick
endure
linger
remain present although waning or gradually dying

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