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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.


Synonymscontinue


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


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Verb groupcontinue, keep, keep on, retain









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