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

How to pronounce persist?

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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. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    It depends in part on whether they persist.

  2. Qu Hongbin:

    Downside pressures on the economy still persist.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.

  4. Tobias Wolff:

    We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.

  5. Savita Subramanian:

    A yield grab is under way that we think will likely persist.

Images & Illustrations of persist

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