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per•se•vere



Pronunciation: (pûr"su-vēr'), [key]
v., -vered, -ver•ing.


v.i.
1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.

v.t.
to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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