To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
To save the current state of a COM object, such as to a file. In OLE DB, only data source objects can be persisted. Objects can be restored from their persisted state, saving initialization steps.
To save data in a permanent state, such as saving a Recordset to a file.