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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: persévérer, from Latin perseverare, from severus; SEVERE


per‧se‧vere [intransitive]
to continue trying to do something in a very determined way in spite of difficulties - use this to show approval:
It can be tricky at first, but persevere.
persevere with
He persevered with his task until he had succeeded in collecting an armful of firewood.
persevere in (doing) something
She had persevered in her claim for compensation.
persevering adjective

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