What does insist mean?

Definitions for insist
ɪnˈsɪstin·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insist, take a firm standverb

    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

    "I must insist!"

  2. importune, insistverb

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

  3. insist, assertverb

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

Wiktionary

  1. insistverb

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

    The defendant insisted on his innocence.

  2. insistverb

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

    The Prime Minister insisted on his Chancellor to resign.

  3. insistverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insistverb

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

  2. Insistverb

    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

  1. Insist

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for insist »

  1. sit-ins, sits in

  2. Sit-ins

  3. Sits in

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of insist in a Sentence

  1. Tidjane Thiam:

    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.

  2. Vince Cable:

    I think parliament will take control of this process, will insist that we pursue the option of no Brexit.

  3. Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka:

    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.

  4. John Cornyn:

    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.

  5. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    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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