Linger and Persist


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Linger verb – Remain present although waning or gradually dying.
Usage example: Her perfume lingered on

Persist is a synonym for linger in continue topic. In some cases you can use "Persist" instead a verb "Linger", when it comes to topics like remain.
Nearby Words: lingering, lingerer
Synonyms for Linger


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Persist verb – To remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state.
Usage example: my headache persisted for almost the entire day

Linger is a synonym for persist in continue topic. You can use "Linger" instead a verb "Persist", if it concerns topics such as carry on, remain.
Synonyms for Persist

Common collocations

way linger way persist way
bit linger bit persist bit
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Persist and Linger. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 20, from
Linger & Persist. N.p., 2016. Web. 20 Jun. 2021. <>.
Persist or Linger. 2016. Accessed June 20, 2021.

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