[ per-sev-uh-reyt ]
/ pərˈsɛv əˌreɪt /
verb (used without object), per·sev·er·at·ed, per·sev·er·at·ing.
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
Related formsper·sev·er·a·tive, adjective
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