What does persist mean?

Definitions for persist
pərˈsɪst, -ˈzɪstper·sist

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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"

  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"

  3. persist, remain, stay(verb)

    stay behind

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


  1. persist(Verb)

    To go on stubbornly or resolutely.

  2. persist(Verb)

    To repeat an utterance.

  3. persist(Verb)

    To continue to exist.

  4. persist(Verb)

    To cause to persist; make permanent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persist(verb)

    to stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy


  1. Persist

    Persist is a Java-based ORM/DAO tool. It provides only the minimal amount of functionalities necessary to map objects or maps from database queries and to statement parameters. Persist works around a java.sql.Connection object. This means that it does not care about customer query languages, connection pool handling, transaction handling, and so on. This also means it is very flexible, and can be integrated with any code that depends on JDBC. Persist does not require explicit mappings from POJOs to database tables. As long as there is some sort of naming conventions that relate database names with POJO names, Persist will require virtually no mappings. It can, however, be instructed to map Java classes and fields to database tables and columns using annotations. Persist supports several different mapping strategies: POJOs mapped to tables By default, if no annotations specify a given class should not be mapped to a table, Persist will try to find a table that matches that class and create a mapping between fields and columns. POJOs not mapped to tables

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Persist

    per-sist′, v.i. to stand throughout to something begun: to continue in any course, esp. against opposition: to persevere.—ns. Persis′tence, Persis′tency, quality of being persistent: perseverance: obstinacy: duration, esp. of an effect after the exciting cause has been removed.—adj. Persis′tent, persisting: pushing on, esp. against opposition: tenacious: fixed: (bot.) remaining till or after the fruit is ripe, as a calyx.—advs. Persis′tently; Persis′tingly.—adj. Persis′tive (Shak.), persistent. [Fr.,—L. persistĕreper, through, sistĕre, to cause to stand—stāre, to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persist' in Verbs Frequency: #774

Anagrams for persist »

  1. priests, respits, sitreps, spriest, sprites, stirpes, stripes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of persist in a Sentence

  1. Goldman Sach David Kostin:

    A stronger US dollar continued to serve as a headwind to earnings, a trend which managements expect to persist.

  2. Shifty Schiff:

    What made this a necessity for me and so many of my colleagues is that if the President believes that he can abuse his office, the power of that office, he can fail to defend our national security and there is no accountability, even if the accountability is only in the White House, White House's too dangerous a prospect to persist.

  3. Christian Keller:

    We don't see a 'Japanification' of the world. But accommodative policy is here to stay, before we get to the limits (of these policies), central banks will persist with zero and negative rates.

  4. Stephan Rieke:

    Yesterday's rally was a bit overdone and investors are taking profit as they prepare for the holiday. Lower oil prices this morning and weaker U.S. markets gave the pretext to sell, looking forward, I expect volatility to persist in the coming sessions but the market could gain some strength as we move into 2016.

  5. Eddie Johnson:

    We have five districts that are driving the crime in the city, and within those districts, there is a small subset of individuals who are responsible for those crimes. They have multiple arrests for gun offenses and until we start holding these people accountable [ the problem will persist ].

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