from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Psychology To manifest or experience perseveration.
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- v. describing the behavior, generally displayed by those with various developmental disabilities, of extraordinary, exclusive and lasting obsession to a detail or occurrence others consider minor.
- v. to repeat or continue a pattern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus
Back-formation from perseveration.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Specialized word derived from persevere + -ate. (Wiktionary)