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Synonyms for persist
pərˈsɪst, -ˈzɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

    Synonyms:
    break away, hold out, run, endure, lead, tend, hang in, carry, draw, operate, hold, function, turn tail, track down, last, stay, predominate, go, bunk, brave out, rule, weather, escape, ply, digest, hold on, prevail, execute, die hard, incline, triumph, tolerate, lam, scarper, campaign, melt down, stomach, ladder, live, dominate, head for the hills, flow, hunt down, brook, hang on, persevere, suffer, run for, lean, obtain, range, survive, take to the woods, be given, put up, stand, bleed, scat, live on, move, course, consort, unravel, stick out, extend, hightail it, reign, fly the coop, bear, play, pass, remain, melt, run away, hold up, black market, abide, brave, feed, race, guide, support, hunt, work, wear

  2. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on(verb)

    be persistent, refuse to stop

    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

    Synonyms:
    hang on, run, stay, keep, die hard, append, hang in, tack, hold on, tag on, tack on, prevail, persevere, remain, endure, grasp, stop, hold the line

  3. persist, remain, stay(verb)

    stay behind

    "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

    Synonyms:
    hang on, last out, delay, stay on, stick, quell, stay, die hard, hang in, ride out, hold on, rest, appease, prevail, persevere, bide, run, stick around, abide, endure, stay put, remain, outride, continue, detain

Wiktionary

  1. persist(verb)

    To continue to exist.

    Synonyms:
    persevere

  2. persist(verb)

    Synonyms:
    remain, last

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persist(v)

    Synonyms:
    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, remain, retain, stay

    Antonyms:
    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, modify, qualify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persist(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    continue, remain, last, endure

  2. persist(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    PERSEVERE, be steadfast

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    remain, persevere, persistent, continue, insist, linger, exist

How to use persist in a sentence?

  1. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    It depends in part on whether they persist.

  2. Qu Hongbin:

    Downside pressures on the economy still persist.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.

  4. Tobias Wolff:

    We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.

  5. Savita Subramanian:

    A yield grab is under way that we think will likely persist.

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