Persevere Definition

pûrsə-vîr
persevered, perseveres, persevering
verb
persevered, perseveres, persevering
To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist.
Webster's New World
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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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

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