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English verb: persist in

1. persist in (stative) do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

SamplesWe continued our research into the cause of the illness.
The landlord persists in asking us to move.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Verb groupcontinue, keep, keep on, retain

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