English verb: persist in
|1.||persist in (stative) do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop|
|Samples||We continued our research into the cause of the illness.|
The landlord persists in asking us to move.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||act, move|
|Verb group||continue, keep, keep on, retain|