Persist vs Strive - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between persist and strive
is that persist
is to go on stubbornly or resolutely while strive
is to try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
As a noun strive is
(obsolete) an effort; a striving.
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
* 2009 , Alistair Croll, Sean Power, Complete Web Monitoring
- 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.
- 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.
* (go on stubbornly or resolutely) persevere, see also
* (continue to exist) last, remain
* persistence / persistency
(cognate terms using -sist)
To try to achieve a result; to make strenuous effort; to try earnestly and persistently.
To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest.
- He strove to excel.
- to strive against fate
- to strive for the truth
To vie; to compete as a rival.
- Now private pity strove with public hate, / Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate.
- [Not] that sweet grove / Of Daphne, by Orontes and the inspired / Castalian spring, might with this paradise / Of Eden strive .
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
* The strong or irregular forms "strove" and "striven" are more commonly used in print than "strived".
(obsolete) An effort; a striving.
(obsolete) strife; contention