verb (used without object), per·se·vered, per·se·ver·ing.
verb (used with object), per·se·vered, per·se·ver·ing.
Origin of persevere
Examples from the Web for persevere
There have been many struggles, trials, battles, and losses through which my name has helped me persevere.
She writes of the struggles, battles, and losses through which her name has helped her persevere—to the role that made her famous.
I wrote about the motivations of businessmen, and their determination to persevere.
“The secret of her success and survival is her enormous ability to persevere,” Grubman says.
As the genre continues to fall apart, can it persevere to be the last soap standing?
Tidings of the repulse were brought to Pitt; he sent reinforcements and ordered the commander to persevere.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Persevere, even though you find scarce evidence enough to give a faint glimmering of hope.A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females|Harvey Newcomb
I had already engaged myself in the hard, but glorious service of the pen; and I was determined to persevere.Basil|Wilkie Collins
But now that he had been made to speak, it seemed that he was determined to persevere.The Belton Estate|Anthony Trollope
Some noble-minded women cheer her on, and she feels encouraged to persevere, the brethren notwithstanding.The Grimk Sisters|Catherine H. Birney
British Dictionary definitions for persevere
Word Origin for persevere
Word Origin and History for persevere
mid-14c., from Old French perseverer "continue, persevere, endure" and directly from Latin perseverare "continue steadfastly, persist," from persevereus "very strict, earnest," from per- "very" (see per) + severus "strict" (see severity). Related: Persevered; persevering.