Synonyms for Persist:

n.

bubble, go along, outlive, proceed. get on, insist, follow through, press ahead, stay the course. carry on, keep on. come through, pull through. persist (noun)
endure, hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, prevail, remain, run, stay.

v.

abide (verb)
abide, bear, continue, endure, experience, go on, last, linger, persevere, remain, suffer, tarry, tolerate, undergo, put up with.
carry on, carry through (verb)
abide, continue, endure, go on, hold on, insist, last, linger, persevere, prevail, remain, follow through.
continue (verb)
extend, keep on, maintain, prolong, protract, sustain.
live (verb)
dwell, exist, live, reside, survive.
persevere (verb)
stay.
remain (verb)
prevail, wait.
resolve (verb)
devote, resolve.
stative (verb)
remain, stay.

Other synonyms:

go along, outlive, press ahead. carry on, proceed. bubble, insist. come through, follow through. get on. abide
keep on.
endure
hold on.
exist
live.
insist
insist.
persevere
hang in, stay the course.
Other relevant words:
carry on, come through, dwell, get on, hang in, hang on, hold on, insist, keep on, outlive, proceed, run, stay the course.

Usage examples for persist

  1. To repeat what I started to say just now, I fail to understand how you can expect us to tolerate your further attentions to Miss Barbara or how you can persist in your insane determination to ask her hand in marriage." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  2. " But," added Reynier, " if you should persist in forcing him to resign the supreme power, whom will you put in his place?" – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v12 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  3. Why persist in your wish to talk with me? – Clotelle The Colored Heroine by William Wells Brown