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insist

in·sist

insist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sIst
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: insisted, insisting, insists
definition 1: to be firm and unyielding about something.
I told her she couldn't come in, but she insisted, and I was forced to allow her.I insisted on seeing the man's supervisor.
similar words:
persevere, persist
definition 2: to emphasize something with firmness (usu. fol. by on).
He insists on the rightness of his decision.
synonyms:
hold, stand on, stick to
similar words:
affirm, defend, protest, uphold
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to state with firmness or resolve (usu. fol. by a clause).
She insisted that someone had been lurking in the hall.
synonyms:
assert, asseverate, aver, maintain
similar words:
argue, claim, contend, declare, emphasize, protest, remonstrate, swear
definition 2: to continue to demand or require.
I insisted that he leave, and finally he did.
synonyms:
demand
similar words:
advise, command, require, urge
Word Parts
The word insist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance