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English definition of “persist”

persist

verb [I]     /pəˈsɪst/ US  /pɚ-/
C2 If an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist : If the pain persists, consult a doctor . The cold weather is set to persist throughout the week .Continue and last C2 to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way: If he persists in asking awkward questions , then send him to the boss . The government is persisting with its ambitious public works programme .Continue and last
(Definition of persist verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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