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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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Freud's great insight into paranoia was that an emotional experience is required to form a perseverated thought--and an emotional experience is needed to extinguish one.
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She tolerated the activity well but continued to be intermittently agitated, was unable to follow instructions due to aphasia, and perseverated "Help her
With contextual errors, the extent to which the entire side of a cell (that is, the part of a cell that requires the use of all three fingers on the same hand) or pairs of homologous fingers (for instance, both index fingers) were anticipated or perseverated together can be determined.
For a young man who perseverated in pacing back and forth every few minutes during his work, a schedule was created wherein ten minutes of his on task behavior was followed by a break of five minutes of free time for him to do his pacing.
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