Translation of empecinarse in English:

empecinarse

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (obstinarse) to get an idea into one's head
    (empeñarse) to persist
    cuando se empecina, no hay quien le haga cambiar de idea once he gets an idea into his head, nothing will make him change his mind
    • se empecinó y al final lo arregló he persisted and in the end he sorted it out
    • empecinarse en algo
    • se empecinó en que tenía que ser rojo he was determined that it had to be red