What does persist mean?

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  1. (intransitive) To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
  2. (intransitive) To repeat an utterance.
  3. (intransitive) To continue to exist.
  4. (computing) To cause to persist; make permanent.
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Should a child persist in opening the belt while the car is in motion, it is advisable to pull over and refasten the buckle.
In their reeky gym clothes guide, they explain that the funky smell can persist even after a wash.
Instead, we must persist in the quest for united action to counter both global warming and a weaponized world.
Wild white clovers persist better under heavy, continuous grazing because they are prolific reseeders.
Most patients eventually recover spontaneously, but symptoms can persist for six to 24 months.
Such ideas of shared ancestry with Americans, and especially Afro-Americans, persist to the present.

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