(v. i.) To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.
(1) Parameters under consideration were: Form distortion, rotation, integration, perseveration, use of space, subtle motricity, score (global parameter), and time employed.
(2) 3, unilateral anteromedial lesions tested within 1 day increased perseverations more than lesions tested with 6 days' recovery.
(3) "Now, if that is the way they have gone about giving the man the job, why don't they persevere with it?
(4) In elementary motor perseveration once an element of a movement has begun it is no longer inhibited at the right time and continues unchecked.
(5) While it is impossible to predict the outcome in many individual cases, it is also apparent that gratifying long-term results in addition to palliation can be achieved if one is perseverant and persistent in the application of sound principles in the management of this disorder.
(6) Specific issues discussed include task difficulty, genotype effects on life span learning processes, perseveration, and early versus later experience.
(7) Whereas scopolamine disrupts habituation, d-amphetamine induces perseveration independently of any effects on habituation.
(8) Essential traits of this personality are an independent mind capable of liberating itself from dogmatic tenets universally accepted by the scientific community; the capacity and courage to look at things from a new angle; powers of combination, intuition and imagination; feu sacré and perseverance--in short, intellectual as well as moral qualities.
(9) It is suggested that quinpirole induces perseveration of route by affecting presynaptic release of dopamine, and that the organization of route is independent of the organization of movement.
(10) It is provisionally suggested that enhancement of the perseveration represents an innate response to stressful stimuli, but as animals learn mastery over the response contingencies, the persistence in adopting such a response strategy wanes.
(11) However, if you do persevere with Law & Order, stage two in enquiries is a run-in with detective inspector Natalie Chandler.
(12) Perseverations were present in the speech of both the SRD and SDAT subjects, whereas aposiopesis, logorrhea, and palilalia were more typical of the SDAT subjects.
(13) A question on the existence of two strategies of cognitive behaviour alteration and perseveration in rat population is under discussion.
(14) Two experiments demonstrated that self-perceptions and social perceptions may persevere after the initial basis for such perceptions has been completely discredited.
(15) The effects have been interpreted in more general terms as "behavioural disinhibition" or "response perseveration" or in more specific terms as reduced "reward delay" or as an attenuation of a "behavioural inhibition system".
(16) Patients with left posterior lesions usually failed to suppress the expression of previously generated words in the subsequent generation task, whereas patients with left anterior lesions stated a greater number of new (incorrect) words in the recall of previously learned words, presumed to indicate stuck-in-set perseveration of the previous generation performance.
(17) If we persevere, some of what we find impossible to achieve today will become possible tomorrow, will become the norm of the future, and will, we hope, give way to still better innovations as medicine continues to evolve.
(18) Response perseveration was investigated in an experimental procedure which has previously been shown to be sensitive to pharmacologically induced behavioral perseveration and response stereotypy.
(19) "Ramadan, the month of mercy, teaches us the value of unity and perseverance and we urge the British Muslim communities to continue the generous and tireless efforts to support all of those affected by the crisis in Syria and unfolding events in Iraq, but to do so from the UK in a safe and responsible way."
(20) I see it as a sign that he can weather a storm, persevere and come out victorious.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Undertake
(n.) The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
(n.) That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
(n.) Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
(n.) A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
(1) However, as the same task confronts the Lib Dems, do we not now have a priceless opportunity to bring the two parties together to undertake a fundamental rethink of the way social democratic principles and policies can be made relevant to modern society.
(2) But earlier this year the Unesco world heritage committee called for the cancellation of all such Virunga oil permits and appealed to two concession holders, Total and Soco International, not to undertake exploration in world heritage sites.
(3) Without that, and without undertaking big changes, the service's future may fall into doubt, he says.
(4) The performance of the instrument was evaluated by undertaking in vitro measurements of the reflectance spectra of blood.
(5) This work undertakes the study of changes in urinary, plasmatic and tissue levels of Thromboxane B2 (TXB2) as well as in tissue Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) after pancreas transplantation and the effect of superoxide dismutase (SOD) on these changes.
(6) The surgeon must have an exact idea of this canal before undertaking operation for plastics of the hernial defect.
(7) So far, there is little sign of similar hubris at the Human Brain Project, a far more complex undertaking, but perhaps for the moment Markram's ambition is precisely what is needed.
(8) This report describes how the difficulties were surmounted, and how the National Technical Centre then proceeded to undertake activities to extend awareness of the ICIDH.
(9) Since the regime was introduced, we have been undertaking work to ensure that senior manager responsibilities are properly allocated and understood in firms.
(10) The questions facing nursing now are not whether nurses should undertake this role, but how well do they provide information?
(11) The prison suicide rate, at 120 deaths per 100,000 people, is about 10 times higher than the rate in the general population.” The report calls for a recently revised incentives and earned privileges regime to be scrapped and for an undertaking that prisoners with mental health problems or at known risk of suicide should never be placed in solitary.
(12) Additional reconstruction of the "donor" limb arteries and dilatation of the iliac artery improve circulation in the "donor limb", which makes it possible to undertake cross femoral-femoral shunting in patients with a high risk of aorto-femoral reconstruction in atherosclerotic affection of the "donor" limb.
(13) They were charged with undertaking acts in preparation or planning for a terrorist act.
(14) Despite the fact that this approach has several caveats, consistent results obtained in short-term studies would more readily justify the undertaking of a large-scale, long-term controlled study using colon cancer or adenomatous polyp recurrence as an endpoint.
(15) The chance discovery of an oesophageal localisation of Crohn's disease led the authors to undertake routine study of the oesophagus in their last 18 patients suffering from the disorder.
(16) Pedro is due in London on Wednesday to undertake a medical and discuss personal terms, with United having withdrawn their interest.
(17) Maybe this will be increasing the frequency of patrols, or going to places that the Obama administration has been hesitant to go – such as actually undertaking a non-innocent passage military patrols within 12 miles of an artificial island.
(18) He held out a hand to North Korea again, calling for it to denuclearise; and to Burma, if it undertakes democratic reform and frees political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
(19) The judge noted the “seriousness of these offences and impact on road traffic, particularly given the number of fines previously issued against BT by TfL for similar offences.” Firms undertaking work anywhere in London need a permit before digging up the roads, allowing highway authorities to coordinate work to minimise disruption.
(20) Prior to undertaking the exploration of phenomena in a research study with people from different cultures, certain elements must be addressed in order to bridge cultural and linguistic differences.