Definitions for persist

Definitions for (verb) persist

Main entry: hold on, hang in, hang on, persevere, persist

Definition: be persistent, refuse to stop

Usage: he persisted to call me every night; The child persisted and kept asking questions

Main entry: prevail, persist, die hard, endure, run

Definition: continue to exist

Usage: These stories die hard; The legend of Elvis endures

Main entry: remain, stay, persist

Definition: stay behind

Usage: The smell stayed in the room; The hostility remained long after they made up

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