- 1Continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure: the minority of drivers who persist in drinking we are persisting with policies that will create jobs for the futureMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He retreated to the ground and did not continue to persist in creating hostile assaults.
- The main effort should focus on finding a solution to the conflict, rather than persisting with the current situation of conflict management.
- But the BCC and the police are firm about persisting with the system.
- 1.1Continue to exist; be prolonged: if the symptoms persist for more than a few days, contact your doctorMás ejemplos en oraciones
- After the operation his symptoms persisted and got worse, leaving him in such pain that he had to be prescribed morphine.
- O'Connor said the symptoms usually persist for a few days and then ease up.
- It says on the packet to consult your doctor if symptoms persist for more than seven days.
mid 16th century: from Latin persistere, from per- 'through, steadfastly' + sistere 'to stand'.