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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 go on stubbornly or resolutely.

    Synonyms:
    persevere

  2. persist(verb)

    To continue to exist.

    Synonyms:
    remain, last

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persist(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    continue, remain, last, endure

  2. persist(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    PERSEVERE, be steadfast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persist(v)

    Synonyms:
    persevere

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "persist":

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

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How to use persist in a sentence?

  1. Unknown:

    That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.

  2. Hugh Dugan:

    Retribution for victims is rarely if at all available through U.N. processes, here’s thinking out of the box: Might victims be so motivated to bring the first sexual abuse case to the International Criminal Court? It was set up to prosecute individuals — not states — for the international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Filing such a case would challenge the culture of wristslapping and impunity, which is likely to persist.

  3. Cole Bunzel:

    They don’t want to lose territory, but they’re trying to remind people that the group has a long history and they’re going to persist, just as they did in earlier times.

  4. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre:

    I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly.

  5. Kate Starbird:

    What I predict we'll continue to see is consolidation around a couple of narratives that have more staying power that fit into this false meta-narrative of voter fraud that continue and persist, these will persist for years or even decades, unfortunately, because people are very motivated to both participate in them and believe them.

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