An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to continue obstinately)
a. persistir
Despite the danger, reporters persist in reporting what is happening in the Middle East.A pesar del peligro, los periodistas persisten en informar sobre lo que está sucediendo en el Medio Oriente.
b. insistir
My aunt persists in calling my wife Mary, even though her name is Jennifer.Mi tía insiste en llamar a mi esposa Mary a pesar de que su nombre es Jennifer.
c. empeñarse
The company went bankrupt because they persisted with manufacturing huge cars.La compañía se fue a la quiebra porque se empeñaron en fabricar autos enormes.
2. (to continue to exist)
a. persistir
After three days of taking this medication, if the pain persists, give me a call.Después de tomar este medicamento por tres días, si el dolor persiste, llámame.
b. continuar
The rain persisted for what seemed like an eternity.La lluvia continuó durante lo que pareció una eternidad.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person)
a. persistir, perseverar
2. (fog, fever)
a. persistir
3. (belief)
a. persistir, subsistir
to persist in doing somethingempeñarse en hacer algo
to persist in one's belief that…empeñarse en creer que…
to persist in one's efforts (to do something)no cejar en el empeño (de hacer algo)
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persist [pəˈsɪst]
intransitive verb
1 (continue to exist) [+belief, rumour, symptoms] persistir
this sort of attitude persists even today este tipo de actitud persiste incluso hoy en día
2 (insist)
we shall persist in our efforts to do it seguiremos esforzándonos por hacerlo; he persists in calling me at all hours of the day se empeña or insiste en llamarme a todas horas del día
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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