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Definition of perseverance:

  1. Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.
  2. Discrimination.
  3. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.

Synonyms:

pains, attention, constancy, application, continuity, persistence, intentness, aspiration, industry, labor, ambition, doggedness, tenaciousness, persistency, drive, effort, insistence, tenacity, continue, dynamism, perseveration, resolve, pertinacity, will, exertion, motivation, sedulousness, assiduity, insistency, energy.

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