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verb [intransitive] persist pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈsɪst/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypersist
he/she/itpersists
present participlepersisting
past tensepersisted
past participlepersisted
  1. 1
    to continue to do or say something in a determined way
    ‘But why?’ he persisted.
    persist with: They are determined to persist with their campaign.
    persist in: She persisted in her refusal to pay.
    persist in doing something: Why do you persist in denying that it was your fault?
  2. 2
    to continue to exist
    Call your doctor if the symptoms persist for more than three days.

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