insist, take a firm standverb
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
We do not condone structures for tax avoidance, whenever there is a structure with a third party beneficiary we insist to know the identity of that beneficiary.
I think parliament will take control of this process, will insist that we pursue the option of no Brexit.
Greece has not been able to provide (border) protection, we have to put pressure on Turkey to fulfill its agreements with the EU. We have to insist that Greece, as far as it is in Schengen, meets its requirements.
These young men and women deserve certainty and Congress cannot pass legislation to provide that certainty if our Democratic colleagues and the White House insist on attaching controversial policies or ignoring the current crisis at the border.
While we hurry to set up the main political points and framework for this agreement we must also at the same time insist on maintaining the standards which we have in Europe.
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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
- năn nỉVietnamese
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