Persist vs Survival - What's the difference?

persist | survival |

As a verb persist

is to go on stubbornly or resolutely.

As a noun survival is

the fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life.




(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.


    * (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





  • The fact or act of surviving; continued existence or life.
  • His survival in the open ocean was a miracle; he had fully expected to die.
  • (as a modifier ) Of, relating to or aiding survival.
  • His survival kit had all the things he needed in the wilderness.
  • (sports) The avoidance of relegation or demotion to a lower league or division.
  • * 2000 , Dan Goldstein, The Rough Guide to English Football: A Fans' Handbook 2000-2001 :
  • "...a team that have turned snatching relegation from the jaws of top-flight survival into an art form..."
  • * 2013 , , How Football Saved My Life , page 139:
  • "Before you know it, you find yourself flirting around the relegation places and the season becomes a battle for survival ."

    Derived terms

    * survival value * survival analysis * survival rate * survival skill * survival kit * survivalism * survival of the fittest