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 perseveres
I think she stands up to a lot of modern toys that require little or no imagination,” Stone writes, “and I hope she perseveres.
She has personally confronted suicide, business failure and biting criticism, and in the face of it all she perseveres.The Directors of Joan Rivers Documentary 'A Piece of Work' Remember Its Star|Kevin Fallon|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if he perseveres, he could put real pressure on the Republicans to respond.It’s Not Just Dinner: Why Obama’s Meet-Ups Really Matter in Washington|Eleanor Clift|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her breath has grown shorter, and her narrative more disjointed; but she perseveres.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
But she perseveres, heedless of obloquy, as long as her own affections are disengaged.Essays on Scandinavian Literature|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Still she perseveres bravely, although her breath is coming quicker, and her lips are trembling.Faith and Unfaith|Duchess
Crawford's is no common attachment; he perseveres, with the hope of creating that regard which had not been created before.Mansfield Park|Jane Austen
Mexico, nevertheless, perseveres in her plans of reconquest, and refuses to recognize her independence.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler|Compiled by James D. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for perseveres
Word Origin for persevere
Word Origin and History for perseveres
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.