Persever vs Persist - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between persever and persist

is that persever is while persist is to go on stubbornly or resolutely.

persever

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • * 1623 , , III.7
  • Instruct my daughter how she shall persever , / That time and place with this deceit so lawful / May prove coherent.
  • * 1633 , , "Heaven", The English Poems of George Herbert . C. A. Patrides, ed. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1974. Repr. 1991. 191
  • Light, joy, and leisure; but shall they persever ? / Echo. Ever.
    (Webster 1913)

    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

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