insist, take a firm stand(verb)
be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
"I must insist!"
beg persistently and urgently
"I importune you to help them"
assert to be true
"The letter asserts a free society"
(with on or upon) to hold up a claim emphatically.
The defendant insisted on his innocence.
(with on or upon) to demand continually that something happen or be done.
The Prime Minister insisted on his Chancellor to resign.
To stand on; to rest upon; to lean upon. Used especially as a technical term in geometry.
to stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sist′, v.i. to dwell on emphatically in discourse: to persist in pressing: (Milt.) to persevere.—n. Insist′ence, perseverance in pressing any claim, grievance, &c.: pertinacity.—adj. Insist′ent, urgent: prominent: upright on end.—adv. Insist′ently.—n. Insist′ure, persistence: (Shak.) constancy. [Fr.,—L. insistĕre, in, upon, sistĕre, to stand.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'insist' in Verbs Frequency: #311
sit-ins, sits in
The numerical value of insist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of insist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.
Clearly, Speaker Boehner must insist that Congressman Grimm resign immediately.
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
We insist that they immediately cease the offensive. We insist upon unfettered access to Debaltseve and to the full security zone.
There are two things we insist on... On the level of the organization, we want to be represented strongly in the shura and the Guidance Bureau.
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- insistir, empeñarSpanish
- inttää, vaatia, vakuuttaaFinnish
- ragaszkodik, kitartHungarian
- erop staan, blijven bij, volhouden, met klem bewerenDutch
- настаивать, настоятьRussian
- trvať, naliehaťSlovak
- ısrar etmek, bastırmak, üstelemek, yinelemekTurkish
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