What does persevere mean?

Definitions for persevereˌpɜr səˈvɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word persevere.

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"


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persevere

    pėr-sē-vēr′, v.i. to persist in anything: to pursue anything steadily: to be constant: not to give over.—n. Persevē′rance, act or state of persevering: continued application to anything which one has begun: a going on till success is met with.—adj. Persevē′ring.—adv. Persevē′ringly.—Perseverance of saints, the Calvinistic doctrine that those who are effectually called by God cannot fall away so as to be finally lost. [Fr.,—L. perseverāreperseverus, very strict—per, very, severus, strict.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persevere in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persevere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    We have a free society... but there are people who want us harmed, we will persevere.

  2. Ted W. Engstrom:

    The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.

  3. Ovid:

    What is harder than rock, or softer than water Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.

  4. David Guterson:

    To persevere is always a reflection of the state of one's inner life, one's philosophy and one's perspective.

  5. Plato:

    No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

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