Synonyms for Persist:

n.

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

v.

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

Other synonyms:

press ahead, go along, outlive. 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.

Usage examples for persist

  1. " 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
  2. Why persist in your wish to talk with me? – Clotelle The Colored Heroine by William Wells Brown