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in·sist

 (ĭn-sĭst′)
v. in·sist·ed, in·sist·ing, in·sists
v.intr.
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course: I insist on paying my share of the expenses.
v.tr.
To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently: We insist that you stay for dinner.

[Latin īnsistere, to persist : in-, on; see in-2 + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

in·sis′tence, in·sis′ten·cy n.
in·sist′er n.
in·sist′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insisting - continual and persistent demands
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
purism - scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language); "linguistic purisms"
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They had heard from the lips of other students about our insisting upon the use of this, and so, to make a good impression, they brought at least a tooth-brush with them.
FABIO CAPELLO is standing by John Terry as England skipper, insisting the Chelsea star is innocent until proven guilty.
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Airbus maintained this week that the A380 is on track for certification this month and entry into service late next year, while insisting it will continue developing the freighter version despite the fact that it has just one customer.
For starters, the county is insisting that all material that doesn't make the final cut be wiped out within seven days.
Lawyers for the school district argued that the change was minor and not a violation of the First Amendment, insisting that it serves a valid secular purpose.
Nor is he reluctant to speculate about Felt's motives, insisting that he leaked information about the Nixon administration's coverup because "he was passed over for [FBI] Director and he was bitter and full of resentment, and this was payback.
In insisting upon a multi-racial vanguard with people of color as a "major section of the leadership," the RU was not championing the role of people of color, then, but setting itself in opposition to the leading social movement of the day.
In the waning days of the dot-com era, all sorts of companies with no obvious connection to the Internet burned through investor cash by insisting that the "information highway," in and of itself, had the capacity to make their endeavors more efficient and profitable.
Though automakers are keeping a sharp eye on suppliers' costs they are also insisting on higher standards, especially on items customers see, hear and feel.
The agreement provides that JLL will reiterate to its employees its longstanding policy of insisting upon a fair bidding process and ensuring that bidding is not limited to companies that have a collective bargaining agreement with Local 814, or the Teamsters union, or any other union.
The preface of the Baptist Faith and Message statement clearly repudiates attempts to impose creedalism on Baptist life by insisting that "confessions are only guides to interpretation, having no authority over the conscience.