Persist vs Accept - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between persist and accept

is that persist is to continue to exist while accept is to receive something willingly.

As verbs the difference between persist and accept

is that persist is to go on stubbornly or resolutely while accept is to receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.

As an adjective accept is

(obsolete) accepted.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

persist

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
  • To repeat an utterance.
  • To continue to exist.
  • (computing) To cause to persist; make permanent.
  • * 2006 , Marco Bellinaso, ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming
  • This would not be saved after his session terminates because we don't have an actual user identity to allow us to persist the settings.
  • * 2009 , Alistair Croll, Sean Power, Complete Web Monitoring
  • While hashtags aren't formally part of Twitter, some clients, such as Tweetdeck, will persist hashtags across replies to create a sort of message threading.

    Synonyms

    * (go on stubbornly or resolutely) persevere, see also * (continue to exist) last, remain

    Derived terms

    * persistence / persistency * persistent

    See also

    (cognate terms using -sist) * absist * assist * consist * desist * exist * insist * resist * subsist

    Anagrams

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    accept

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
  • * (rfdate)
  • She accepted of a treat.
  • * (rfdate), Psalms 20:3
  • The Lord accept thy burnt sacrifice.
  • To admit to a place or a group.
  • The Boy Scouts were going to accept him as a member.
  • To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
  • I accept the fact that Christ lived.
  • To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
  • To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
  • I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
  • To endure patiently.
  • I accept my punishment.
  • (transitive, legal, business) To agree to pay.
  • To receive officially
  • to accept the report of a committee
  • To receive something willingly.
  • I accept .

    Synonyms

    * receive * take * withtake * admit

    Antonyms

    * reject * decline

    Derived terms

    * accepted * acceptedly * accepter * acceptive * accept a bill * accept person * accept service

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Accepted.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), , V-ii
  • Pass our accept and peremptory answer.
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