Definitions for persevereˌpɜr səˈvɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•se•vereˌpɜr səˈvɪər(v.i.)-vered, -ver•ing.

  1. to persist in pursuing something in spite of obstacles or opposition.

Origin of persevere:

1325–75; ME < MF perseverer < L persevērāre to persist, der. of persevērus very strict. See per -, severe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. persevere(verb)ˌpɜr səˈvɪər

    ≠ give up

    Walking after the accident was hard but he persevered.


  1. persevere(Verb)

    To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement.

  2. Origin: From persévérer, from perseverare, from perseverus, from per + severus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persevere(verb)

    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


  1. Persevere

    Persevere is the fourth album by The Proclaimers, released in 2001. It was thirteen years after the group had a surprise hit with "I'm Gonna Be", and the album did not receive the success of their previous work. The album's first single was "There's a Touch".

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to continue to (try to) do something in spite of difficulties

He persevered in his task.

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