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persist

 
Verb persist has 3 senses
  1. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
    --1 is one way to continue
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
    --2 is one way to continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve
    Derived forms: noun persistency1, noun persistence3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    => Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  3. persist, remain, stay - stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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