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From Middle French persister (Modern French persister), from Latin persistere, from per- + sistere (to stand).

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persist (third-person singular simple present persists, present participle persisting, simple past and past participle persisted)

  1. (intransitive) To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
  2. (intransitive) To repeat an utterance.
  3. (intransitive) To continue to exist.
  4. (intransitive, copulative, obsolete) To continue to be; to remain.
  5. (computing, transitive) 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.

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