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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·sist /pɝˈsɪst, ˈzɪst/
 (vi.)堅持,固執,持續

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·sist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Persisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Persisting.]  To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
    If they persist in pointing their batteries against particular persons, no laws of war forbid the making reprisals.   --Addison.
 Some positive, persisting fops we know,
 Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so.   --Pope.
 That face persists.
 It floats up; it turns over in my mind.   --Mrs. Browning.
 Syn: -- See Persevere, and Insist.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 persist
      v 1: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of
           Elvis endures" [syn: prevail, die hard, run, endure]
      2: be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me
         every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking
         questions" [syn: persevere, hang in, hang on, hold
         on]
      3: stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility
         remained long after they made up" [syn: remain, stay]