Persevere meaning

pûrsə-vîr
To persevere is to stick with something, even if it becomes difficult.

An example of persevere is when you have a hard time learning to play the piano but you just keep trying.

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To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement.
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To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.
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To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist.
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Origin of persevere

  • Middle English perseveren from Old French perseverer from Latin persevērāre from persevērus very serious per- per- sevērus severe segh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French persévérer, from Latin perseverare (“to continue steadfastly, persist, persevere"), from perseverus (“very strict or earnest"), from per (“through") + severus (“strict, earnest").

    From Wiktionary