Persist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pərˈsɪst|  American pronunciation of the word persist
Brit.  |pəˈsɪst|  British pronunciation of the word persist


- continue to exist (syn: endure, prevail, run)
- be persistent, refuse to stop (syn: hang on, hold on, persevere)
he persisted to call me every night
The child persisted and kept asking questions
- stay behind (syn: remain, stay)

Extra examples

She had turned him down for a date before, but he persisted and asked her again.

The reporter persisted with his questioning.

If you persist with this behavior, you will be punished.

Must you persist in making that noise?

If the pain persists, see a doctor.

Doubts about the defendant's story have persisted for some time now.

Rumors persist that they are dating.

If this behaviour is persisted in it could lead to serious trouble.

The tendency still persists.

The pain persisted until the morning.

He persisted in his refusal to admit responsibility.

She persisted with her studies in spite of financial problems.

'I don't think it's right,' John persisted.

If the pain persists, you must see a doctor.

Why do you persist in interrupting me when I have repeatedly asked you to stop?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: persist
he/she/it: persists
present participle: persisting
past tense: persisted
past participle: persisted
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