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American English: /pərˈsɪst/
British English: /pəˈsɪst/

Translation of persist in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (person) (continue doggedly)to persist in something/-ingthey persisted in the belief or in believing that …
    persistieron en la creencia de que …
    the reporter persisted in asking awkward questions
    el reportero insistió en hacer preguntas embarazosas
    he will persist in calling me 'darling'
    insiste or se empeña en llamarme 'cariño'
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    if the pain persists, see your doctor
    si persiste el dolor, consulte a su médico
    if the rain persists …
    si continúa or sigue lloviendo …
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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