Definitions for insistɪnˈsɪst

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  1. insist, take a firm stand(verb)

    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

    "I must insist!"

  2. importune, insist(verb)

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

  3. insist, assert(verb)

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. insist(Verb)

    (with on or upon) to hold up a claim emphatically.

    The defendant insisted on his innocence.

  2. insist(Verb)

    (with on or upon) to demand continually that something happen or be done.

    The Prime Minister insisted on his Chancellor to resign.

  3. insist(Verb)

    To stand on; to rest upon; to lean upon. Used especially as a technical term in geometry.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Insist(verb)

    to stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon

  2. Insist(verb)

    to take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; -- followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insist' in Verbs Frequency: #311

Anagrams of insist »

  1. sit-ins, sits in

  2. Sit-ins

  3. Sits in


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