Synonyms of persist in English:

persist

verb

  • 1 Corbett persisted with his questioning
    persevere, continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up, not give up, be persistent, be determined, see/follow something through, show determination, press on/ahead, plod on, plough on, stay with something, not take no for an answer; be tenacious, be pertinacious, insist, be patient, be diligent, stand one's ground, stand fast/firm, hold on, hold out, go the distance, stay the course, grind away, struggle on, hammer away, stop at nothing, leave no stone unturned
    informal plug away, peg away, stick at it, soldier on, hang on, stick to one's guns, stick it out, hang in there, bash on
    [Antonyms] abandon stop
  • 2 if dry weather persists, water the lawn thoroughly
    continue, hold, carry on, last, keep on, keep up, remain, linger, stay, endure, survive
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