AskDefine | Define persevere

Dictionary Definition

persevere v : be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions" [syn: persist, hang in, hang on, hold on]

User Contributed Dictionary



From perseverer (: persévérer).


  1. To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement.


To persist steadfastly

Extensive Definition

Persevere is the fourth album by The Proclaimers, released in 2001. It was thirteen years after the group had a surprise hit with "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", and the album did not receive the success of their previous work. The album's first single was "There's a Touch".

Track listing

  1. "There's a Touch"
  2. "Sweet Little Girls"
  3. "A Land Fit for Zeros"
  4. "How Many Times"
  5. "One Too Many"
  6. "That's When He Told Her"
  7. "Scotland's Story"
  8. "When You're in Love"
  9. "She Arouses Me So"
  10. "Everybody's a Victim"
  11. "Don't Give It to Me"
  12. "Heaven Right Now"
  13. "Slowburner"
  14. "Act of Remembrance"

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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