perseverate


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perseverate

(pər-sĕv′ə-rāt′)
intr.v. persever·ated, persever·ating, persever·ates Psychology
To manifest or experience perseveration.

per·sev′er·a′tive adj.
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They did not perseverate to the previously correct cue.
Subject PG did not show equivalence responding in any form and continued to perseverate on one particular pattern of responding throughout the experiment.
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He will take a stranger's hand and perseverate on a phrase from his own private game.