[ per-sev-uh-reyt ]
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verb (used without object),per·sev·er·at·ed, per·sev·er·at·ing.
  1. to repeat something insistently or redundantly: to perseverate in reminding children of their responsibilities.

Origin of perseverate

First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from perseveration

Other words from perseverate

  • per·sev·er·a·tive, adjective

Words Nearby perseverate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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