1. [ verb ] continue to exist
Synonyms: prevail run endure die_hard

"These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

Related terms: continue carry_over reverberate run
2. [ verb ] be persistent, refuse to stop
Synonyms: hang_on hold_on hang_in persevere

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

Related terms: continue stick_to plug obstinate ask_for_it doggedness perseverance
3. [ verb ] stay behind
Synonyms: remain stay

"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Related terms: linger stick
Similar spelling:   persisting