IWVPA Club Theme Project
November 2006: PERSEVERATE
perseverate • \per-SEV-uh-rayt\
1: to repeat or recur persistently
2: to go back over previously covered ground
To ensure the accuracy of his or her data, the scientist necessarily perseverates, repeating each experiment many times and comparing the results.
verb (used without object): perseverated, perseverating.
To repeat something insistently or redundantly: to perseverate in reminding children of their responsibilities.
[Origin: 1910–15; back formation from perseveration]
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