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persevereverb [I]

uk   /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 ​itscritics. The ​educationdirector is persevering in his ​attempt to ​obtainadditionalfunding for the ​school. Despite ​receiving little ​support, the women are persevering withtheircrusade to ​fightcrime.
persevering
adjective uk   /-ˈvɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /-ˈvɪr.ɪŋ/
She was persevering enough to ​reach the ​height of her ​ambition and ​becomeCEO.
(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, ​despitedifficulties: If I had persevered, I ​probably would have ​gotten the ​job.
perseverance
noun [U]  us   /ˌpɜr·səˈvɪər·əns/
Perseverance ​accounts for much of ​theirsuccess.
(Definition of persevere from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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