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perseverate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Specialized word derived from persevere +‎ -ate.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɜː(ɹ)ˈsɛvə(ɹ̩)eɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɚˈsevəˌreːɪt/

VerbEdit

perseverate (third-person singular simple present perseverates, present participle perseverating, simple past and past participle perseverated)

  1. describing the behavior, generally displayed by those with various developmental disabilities, of extraordinary, exclusive and lasting obsession to a detail or occurrence others consider minor.
  2. to repeat or continue a pattern.

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TranslationsEdit

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

perseverate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of perseverare
  2. second-person plural imperative of perseverare
  3. feminine plural of perseverato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

persevērāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of persevērō