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
Examples of insist in a Sentence
If you insist on using a washcloth, just be sure to use a clean one with each shower.
The issue is -- do the kinds of judges that he says he would insist on, the kind who would overrule Roe v. Wade, who don't believe in gay rights or women's rights, but who think the Constitution is frozen, if he really believes in their philosophy, it's an antiquated philosophy, but it turns out Ted Cruz drops that when it doesn't serve his purpose.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I couldn't say who I am, I haven't the remotest notion of myself I am someone without antecedents, without a history, without a country, and on that I insist
I'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.
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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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