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English definition of “persevere”


verb [I]     /ˌpɜː.sɪˈvɪər/ US  /ˌpɝː.səˈvɪr/ mainly approving
to try to do or continue doing something in a determined way, despite having problems : It looks as if the policy will be a success , providing that the government perseveres and does not give in to its critics . The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school . Despite receiving little support , the women are persevering with their crusade to fight crime .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy persevering     /-ˈvɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /-ˈvɪr.ɪŋ/ adjective She was persevering enough to reach the height of her ambition and become managing director .Strong-willed
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