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 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. Eric Dupuy:

    If they insist on using (the electronic system), this could lead to a popular uprising.

  2. Victoria Nuland:

    We fully expect and will insist that Russia keep its commitments under the arms control agreements that we have and that all of this will be within that system of verification.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    But we are going to continue to insist that, from our point of view, the status quo is unsustainable. And that while taking into complete account Israel's security, we can't just in perpetuity maintain the status quo, expand settlements. That's not a recipe for stability in the region.

  4. 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.

  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    There is no time to insist on sweeping renegotiations or ultimatums about other policies, clean funding for worker pay in a crisis should not be controversial.

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