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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. (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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