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Meaning of PERSEVERE

Pronunciation:  `pursu'veer

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

PERSEVERE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hang in, hang on, hold on, persist
 See Also: ask for it, ask for trouble, bear on, carry on, continue, follow, obstinate, plug, plug away, preserve, stick to, stick with, uphold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`se*vere"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Persevered}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Persevering}.] [F. pers['e]v['e]rer, L.
perseverare, fr. perseverus very strict; per + severus
strict, severe. See {Per-}, and {Severe}.]
To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to
pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a
purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or
discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.

      Thrice happy, if they know Their happiness, and
      persevere upright.                       --Milton.

Syn: To {Persevere}, {Continue}, {Persist}.

Usage: The idea of not laying aside is common to these words.
       Continue is the generic term, denoting simply to do as
       one has done hitherto. To persevere is to continue in
       a given course in spite of discouragements, etc., from
       a desire to obtain our end. To persist is to continue
       from a determination of will not to give up. Persist
       is frequently used in a bad sense, implying obstinacy
       in pursuing an unworthy aim.

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