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PERSEVERE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does persevere mean? 

PERSEVERE (verb)
  The verb PERSEVERE has 1 sense:

1. be persistent, refuse to stop

  Familiarity information: PERSEVERE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSEVERE (verb)


Sense 1persevere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be persistent, refuse to stop

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

hang in; persevere; hang on; persist; hold on

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "persevere" is one way to...):

bear on; carry on; continue; preserve; uphold (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "persevere"):

obstinate (persist stubbornly)

ask for it; ask for trouble (persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble)

plug; plug away (persist in working hard)

follow; stick to; stick with (keep to)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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