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Meaning of persevere

per•se•vere

Pronunciation: (pûr"su-vēr'), [key]
— v., -vered, -ver•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
  2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
—v.t.
  1. to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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