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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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