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
I will insist on the immediate closure of the external borders of the whole European Union.
If their (ABC's) information is accurate, the burden is on the Iraqi Government to punish those involved and on the Departments of State and Defense to insist that they do so and to offer support in investigating and punishing those involved as the law calls for, otherwise the Iraqi units involved should be deemed ineligible for U.S. aid.
The DNI must never shy away from speaking truth to power — even, especially, when doing so may be inconvenient or difficult, the DNI must insist that, when it comes to intelligence, there is simply no place for politics — ever.
If that does not work, and I am very pessimistic, and all of us in Europe will insist on proper protection of external borders, there will be nothing left but protecting the border on the line of Greece-Macedonia and Greece-Bulgaria.
Sylvia Hatchell would not insist that Sylvia Hatchell players play through pain or injury and depends on team doctors to clear them for competition, sylvia Hatchell dearly loves all the young women Sylvia Hatchell has coached and so many of them have reached out to support her this week. We must not suddenly assume the worst about people who have lived exemplary lives.
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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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