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in·sist

insist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn sIst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: insists, insisting, insisted
definition 1: to be firm about something; refuse to give up.
He insists on being the first one in the lunch line.
similar words:
persist
definition 2: to emphasize something in a firm way (usually followed by "on").
synonyms:
stand on, stick to
similar words:
affirm, defend, uphold
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