Definition of 'persist'
- continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
Synonyms: prevail die hard run endure
- be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
Synonyms: persevere hang in hang on hold on
- stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
Synonyms: remain stay