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pərˈsɪst, -ˈzɪstper·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endureverb

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

  2. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onverb

    be persistent, refuse to stop

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

  3. persist, remain, stayverb

    stay behind

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


  1. persistverb

    To go on stubbornly or resolutely.

  2. persistverb

    To repeat an utterance.

  3. persistverb

    To continue to exist.

  4. persistverb

    To cause to persist; make permanent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persistverb

    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

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    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. Jacob Mitchell:

    The key question for 2018 remains to what extent can the benign environment persist?

  2. Lopez Obrador:

    It would be easy to open the pipes and say: 'The situation is normal again,' but we will not knowingly allow the theft to persist... We'll resist all pressures, whatever they are.

  3. Toby Green:

    For many people the stereotypes they absorb then persist into later life -- at which point they begin to apply them to themselves. This means that negative age stereotypes are embedded among groups of all ages.

  4. Andrew Selee:

    The innovation of traveling in groups without a smuggler may persist, but it seems to be devolving into smaller groups.

  5. Sid Mokhtari:

    You're looking at a commodity-based rally which is primarily on U.S. dollar weakness, it's reasonable to assume pressure on the U.S. dollar can persist until we get a better message out of the U.S. Fed on their intentions for policy.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. loom
    • B. emanate
    • C. abduct
    • D. abash

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