Definition of 'persist'
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If the problem persists, have it looked at and listen to your body. The Sun (2016)But scepticism persists about whether the deal will hold, amid concerns that no effective mechanism exists to police the cut. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some transition is inevitable, necessary, but still the vulnerabilities persist with no easy fix. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And while record numbers of disadvantaged students are going to university, a gap still persists depending on a student's background. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doubts persist about his potency against the very best. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If your fears still persist then talking to a counsellor can help. The Sun (2013)We patched things up but the problems persist. The Sun (2010)The longer problems persist the harder they are to resolve. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The club were hoping to avoid surgery but the problem has persisted. The Sun (2013)It predicted that the problems would persist for the foreseeable future. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But see your doc for advice if the problem persists. The Sun (2010)The mood did not persist, though. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Despite the growing use of the technique, many questions persist about its role and value. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Although the situation in many areas of the economy is improving, concerns also persist about transparency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Additionally, concern about neglect had persisted. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)Yet huge swathes of poverty, deprivation and overcrowding still persist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If she still persists, going to the police may be your only option. The Sun (2011)In this way, early problems will often persist. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)If the problem persists, it requires the gearbox to be opened up for examination. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As for the others, there are about a dozen or so with whom a tenuous attachment may still persist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So many questions persist, though. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Although investors piled into gold as the dollar weakened and worries about economic recovery persisted, punters bet that the rally would soon lose steam. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While the boardroom vacuum persists, though, takeover speculation will continue to whirl around the company. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sterling rose sharply against the dollar as concern persisted about American and European debt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The treaty was now dead and Britain's influence became more precarious though it persisted for another decade. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
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Translations for 'persist'
British English: persist VERB
If something undesirable persists, it continues to exist.
Contact your doctor if the cough persists.
Definition of persist from the Collins English Dictionary
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