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insisted, past participle; insisted, past tense; insists, 3rd person singular present; insisting, present participle;
  1. Demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal
    • - she insisted on carrying her own bag
    • - I'll call him and cancel it, if you insist
  2. Demand forcefully to have something
    • - he insisted on answers to his allegations
  3. Persist in doing something even though it is annoying or odd
    • - the heavy studded boots she insisted on wearing
  4. Maintain or put forward a statement positively and assertively
    • - the chairman insisted that all was not doom and gloom
    • - “I really am all right now,” Isabel insisted

  1. be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
  2. importune: beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"
  3. assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
  4. (insistence) imperativeness: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
  5. (insisting) insistence: continual and persistent demands
  6. (Insistence) The Empire ships were a series of ships in the service of the British Government. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". ...
  7. to hold up a claim emphatically; to demand continually that something happen or be done; To stand on; to rest upon; to lean upon. Used especially as a technical term in geometry
  8. (insistence) the state of being insistent; an urgent demand; The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength
  9. to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention.