persevere

  

Definition

To be persistent and overcome a set of obstacles. Obstacles could include physical barriers ("He persevered through his pain, and finished the race."), criticism ("Despite the taunts that he could never finish school because he wasn't smart enough, he worked hard and persevered, and graduated with honors."), or discouragement ("Although his first attempt at the project was a failure, he persevered until he found a better solution.")

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