perseverate

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Back-formation from perseveration.

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

  1. (instransitive, chiefly psychology) To persist in doing something; to continue to repeat an action after the original stimulus has ended.
    • 2013, A Scott Berg, Wilson, Berkley 2014, p. 84:
      After perseverating for several more months, Woodrow Wilson accepted the offer.
  2. (transitive, psychology) To cause the perseveration of (a given reflex or response).

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

perseverate

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

Latin[edit]

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persevērāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of persevērō