What does insist mean?

Definitions for insist
ɪnˈsɪstin·sist

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insist.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Against all odds, we achieved a great victory for the Likud, i am proud of the people of Israel, who in the moment of truth knew how to distinguish between what is important and what is peripheral, and to insist on what is important.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.

  3. Phil Robertson:

    These are supposed to be the rules of the road and both customers and regulators should insist social media platforms make the rules known and effectively police them, failure to do so opens the door to serious abuses.

  4. Juan Guaido:

    We have to acknowledge that yesterday there were not enough, we have to insist that all the armed forces protest together, we are not asking for a confrontation. We are not asking for a confrontation among brothers, it's the opposite. We just want them to be on the side of the people.

  5. Renae A. Sauter:

    When you are in the highest vibrational state you will not feel the need to; overeat, over spend, insist on having a certain relationship or even become a millionaire because you have shifted into the abundance that you are and from this place you don’t feel any lack at all.

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