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

How to pronounce insist?

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How to say insist in sign language?

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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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.

  3. Ben Smith:

    It will be difficult for producers to insist on destination clauses.

  4. Barry Goldwater:

    To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If somebody insists to be your enemy, you insist more to be his friend!

Images & Illustrations of insist

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