Perseverate



[per-sev-uh-reyt] /pərˈsɛv əˌreɪt/

verb (used without object), perseverated, perseverating.
1.
to repeat something insistently or redundantly:
to perseverate in reminding children of their responsibilities.
v.

1915, in psychology, a back-formation from perseveration. Related: Perseverating; perseverative.

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