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perseverate

[per-sev-uh-reyt] /pərˈsɛv əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), perseverated, perseverating.
1.
to repeat something insistently or redundantly:
to perseverate in reminding children of their responsibilities.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; back formation from perseveration
Related forms
perseverative, adjective
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Examples for perseverate
  • He will ask inappropriate questions and perseverate on certain topics.
Word Origin and History for perseverate
v.

1915, in psychology, a back-formation from perseveration. Related: Perseverating; perseverative.

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