C2 If an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist.持续；存留
C2 to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way坚持不懈；执意
If symptoms persist seek medical attention .
The cold weather is set to persist throughout the week.
Despite this accumulation of evidence, the government persisted in doing nothing.
Must you persist in blaming yourself for what happened?
'So would you like me to book tickets?' she persisted.