Meaning of “persevere” in the English Dictionary

"persevere" in British English

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persevereverb [ I ]

uk /ˌpɜː.sɪˈvɪər/ us /ˌpɝː.səˈvɪr/ mainly approving
adjective uk /ˌpɜː.sɪˈvɪə.rɪŋ/ us /ˌpɝː.səˈvɪr.ɪŋ/

She was persevering enough to reach the height of her ambition and become CEO.

(Definition of “persevere” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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persevereverb [ I ]

us /ˌpɜr·səˈvɪər/

to try to do or continue doing something in a determined way, despite difficulties:

If I had persevered, I probably would have gotten the job.
noun [ U ] us /ˌpɜr·səˈvɪər·əns/

Perseverance accounts for much of their success.

(Definition of “persevere” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)