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1 persist

Continue to exist.

synonyms: die hard, endure, prevail, run.

Roget 604: have determination etc. n.; know one's own mind; be resolved etc. adj.; make up one's mind, will, resolve, determine; decide etc. (judgment) ... show more

Roget 682: be active etc. adj.; busy oneself in; stir, stir about, stir one's stumps; bestir oneself, rouse oneself; speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, ... show more

Roget 606: be obstinate etc. adj.; stickle, take no denial, fly in the face of facts; opinionate, be wedded to an opinion, hug a belief; have one's own way etc. (will) 600; persist ... show more

Dutch: volharden

2 persist

Be persistent, refuse to stop:
— He persisted to call me every night.
— The child persisted and kept asking questions.

synonyms: hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere.

Roget 604a: persevere, persist; hold on, hold out; die in the last ditch, be in at the death; stick to, cling to, adhere to; stick to one's text, keep on; keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, ... show more

Roget 143: continue, persist; go on, jog on, keep on, run on, hold on; abide, keep, pursue, stick to its course, take its course, maintain its course; carry on, ... show more

Dutch: blijven, doorbijten, doordouwen, doorzetten, persevereren, persisteren, standhouden, uitzingen, volharden, volhouden

3 persist

Stay behind.

synonyms: remain, stay.

Roget 141: let alone, let be, let it be; persist, remain, stay, tarry, rest; stet (copy editing) hold, hold on; last, ... show more

Roget 106: continue last endure, go on, remain, persist; intervene; elapse etc. 109; hold out.    take time, take up time, fill time, occupy time.    pass time, ... show more

Dutch: blijven

Moby thesaurus: abide, adhere, agglomerate, assert, be spared, bide, bottle up, brook no denial, bunch, carry on, carry through, cheat death, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, cluster, coagulate ... show more.

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