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The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.

Does it mean the education director keeps attempting for the additional funding for the school no matter how much pushback he get? I am trying to understand ‘persevere’ in the sentence?

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The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.

Does it mean the education director keeps attempting for the additional funding for the school no matter how much pushback he gets? I am trying to understand ‘persevere’ in the sentence? sentence.

Yes.

persevere ~ persist ~ refuse to stop

CJ

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anonymous

The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.

Does it mean the education director keeps attempting for the additional funding for the school no matter how much pushback he gets? I am trying to understand ‘persevere’ in the sentence? sentence.

Yes.

persevere ~ persist ~ refuse to stop

CJ

Thank you for the response. What is the exact difference between persist and persevere? Their meanings are pretty similar. Would you helping me with that?

The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.

Persevere - to continue a noble cause (something beneficial) in the face of difficulties or obstacles. To endure, to keep fighting for something you believe in.

Persevere is more literary and the goal is usually for a greater good or longer-term. It is frequently used in inspirational contexts.


John persisted in asking his mother for a smart phone until she finally gave in, even though the family could not really afford it.

Persist is used for less lofty goals.
Someone who is persistent can be very annoying. They want something and will not give up until they get it. It is used for personal and shorter-term goals.


Persist is much more common than persevere.

It is also very often used for abstract nouns, meaning to hang around for a long time.
Rumors persist, problems persist, a bad storm persists, a bad cold can persist.

Will double-digit unemployment persist even after we emerge from this recession?
Asking around good butchers etc should uncover a source near you if you persist.
Tensions between longtimers and newcomers persist, as do philosophical divisions.
Why do some companies persist in taking your money before they deliver the goods?

It is important to persevere and continue to search out the right opportunities.
More than anything, we were amazed by the power of the human spirit to persevere.
He encouraged his people to persevere no matter how bleak the circumstances looked.
Despite it all, the challenge is to persevere despite guilt, fear and more.
Educators persevere despite a lack of materials, adequate pay and respect.