HyperDic: persist

English > 3 senses of the word persist:
VERBstativepersist, prevail, die hard, run, endurecontinue to exist
changepersist, persevere, hang in, hang on, hold onbe persistent, refuse to stop
stativepersist, remain, staystay behind
persist > pronunciation
Soundspersih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > persist: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningContinue to exist.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsprevail, die hard, run, endure
Narrowercarry overtransfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
reverberateHave a long or continuing effect
BroadercontinueExist over a prolonged period of time
Similar torunOccur persistently
Spanishimperar, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, prevalecer
Catalanimperar, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, prevaler
Adjectivespersistentretained
English > persist: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBe persistent, refuse to stop.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Examples
  • "he persisted to call me every night"
  • "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
Synonymspersevere, hang in, hang on, hold on
Narrowerask for it, ask for troublepersist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
obstinatepersist stubbornly
plug, plug awayPersist in working hard
stick to, stick with, followKeep to
Broadercontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishmantenerse, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, subsistir
Catalanmantenir-se, perdurar, perseverar, persistir
Adjectivespersistentnever / never-ceasing
Nounspersistencethe act of persisting or persevering
persistencypersistent determination
English > persist: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningStay behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsremain, stay
NarrowerlingerRemain present although waning or gradually dying
stickendure
Spanishhospedarse, perdurar, permanecer, persistir, quedarse, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanalbergar, allotjar, perdurar, persistir, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre, seguir
Adjectivespersistentretained

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