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Definitions of insist

  1. To persist in urging or pressing; to dwell on in discourse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To stand or rest; to find support; - with in, on, or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To urge or press a wish or command; with on or upon; to take a stand and refuse to give way; to persist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To dwell on in discourse: to persist in pressing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. be insistent and refuse to budge; "I must insist!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To dwell on and press, as a point or argument; to press or urge with earnestness, or by way of a command. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. INSISTENCE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To assert or demand persistently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for insist

  1. I don't see, Doro, why you insist on going away out there to put things on that tree. – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  2. Of course, if you insist I will. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
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