persist: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pur-sist', -zist'), [key]
- to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, esp. in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc.: to persist in working for world peace; to persist in unpopular political activities.
- to last or endure tenaciously: The legend of King Arthur has persisted for nearly fifteen centuries.
- to be insistent in a statement, request, question, etc.
- persist (Thesaurus)