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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.
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Origin of perseverate

First recorded in 1910–15; back formation from perseveration
Related formsper·sev·er·a·tive, adjective
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Related Words for perseverative

tenacious, stubborn, unshakable, steadfast, indefatigable, resolute, unflagging, hard-nosed, unyielding, staunch, single-minded, relentless, firm, unbending, obstinate, steady, persevering, adamant, bullheaded, hardheaded

Word Origin and History for perseverative



1915, in psychology, a back-formation from perseveration. Related: Perseverating; perseverative.

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