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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.

insist

(ɪnˈsɪst)
vb
1. to make a determined demand (for): he insisted that his rights be respected; he insisted on his rights.
2. to express a convinced belief (in) or assertion (of): he insisted that she was mad; he insisted on her madness.
[C16: from Latin insistere to stand upon, urge, from in-2 + sistere to stand]
inˈsister n
inˈsistingly adv

in•sist

(ɪnˈsɪst)
v.i.
1. to be emphatic, firm, or resolute; dwell with earnestness or emphasis (usu. fol. by on or upon ): to insist on a point; to insist on checking every fact.
v.t.
2. to assert or demand firmly or persistently.
[1580–90; < Latin insistere to stand still on, persist in =in- in-2 + sistere to make stand (akin to stāre to stand)]
in•sist′er, n.
in•sist′ing•ly, adv.

insist

If someone insists on doing something, they say very firmly that they will do it, and they do it.

He insisted on paying for the meal.
Akito always insists on sitting in the front seat of the car.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'insists to do' something.

insist


Past participle: insisted
Gerund: insisting

Imperative
insist
insist
Present
I insist
you insist
he/she/it insists
we insist
you insist
they insist
Preterite
I insisted
you insisted
he/she/it insisted
we insisted
you insisted
they insisted
Present Continuous
I am insisting
you are insisting
he/she/it is insisting
we are insisting
you are insisting
they are insisting
Present Perfect
I have insisted
you have insisted
he/she/it has insisted
we have insisted
you have insisted
they have insisted
Past Continuous
I was insisting
you were insisting
he/she/it was insisting
we were insisting
you were insisting
they were insisting
Past Perfect
I had insisted
you had insisted
he/she/it had insisted
we had insisted
you had insisted
they had insisted
Future
I will insist
you will insist
he/she/it will insist
we will insist
you will insist
they will insist
Future Perfect
I will have insisted
you will have insisted
he/she/it will have insisted
we will have insisted
you will have insisted
they will have insisted
Future Continuous
I will be insisting
you will be insisting
he/she/it will be insisting
we will be insisting
you will be insisting
they will be insisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been insisting
you have been insisting
he/she/it has been insisting
we have been insisting
you have been insisting
they have been insisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been insisting
you will have been insisting
he/she/it will have been insisting
we will have been insisting
you will have been insisting
they will have been insisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been insisting
you had been insisting
he/she/it had been insisting
we had been insisting
you had been insisting
they had been insisting
Conditional
I would insist
you would insist
he/she/it would insist
we would insist
you would insist
they would insist
Past Conditional
I would have insisted
you would have insisted
he/she/it would have insisted
we would have insisted
you would have insisted
they would have insisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.insist - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
hold firm, stand fast, stand pat, stand firm - refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
assert, asseverate, maintain - state categorically
2.insist - beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"
beg, implore, pray - call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
besiege - harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
3.insist - assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
postulate, posit - take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"

insist

verb
1. persist, press (someone), be firm, stand firm, stand your ground, lay down the law, put your foot down (informal), not take no for an answer, brook no refusal, take or make a stand I didn't want to join in, but he insisted.
2. demand, order, urge, require, command, dictate, entreat I insisted that the fault be repaired.
3. assert, state, maintain, hold, claim, declare, repeat, vow, swear, contend, affirm, reiterate, profess, avow, aver, asseverate He insisted that he was acting out of compassion.

insist

verb
1. To take and maintain a stand obstinately:
2. To solicit (something) insistently:
phrasal verb
insist on or upon
To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
Translations
يُصِرُّ عِلَىيُصِرُّيُصِرُّ على ، يُؤَكِّدُ
naléhattrvat navyžadovat
insisterekrævefastholde
vaatiavakuuttaa
inzistirati
halda stíft fram, krefjastheimta
強要する
주장하다
atkakliai laikytisatkakliai tvirtintiprimygtinai reikalautiprimygtinisprisispyręs
neatlaidīgi apgalvotneatlaidīgi pieprasītuzstāt
poudarjativztrajati
insistera
ยืนยัน
ısrar etmekkesinlikle istemekdirenmekdiretmek
nhấn mạnh

insist

[ɪnˈsɪst]
A. VIinsistir
if you insistsi insistes
to insist on sth (= repeat) → insistir en algo; (= demand) → exigir algo; (= emphasize) [+ point, aspect, benefit] → hacer hincapié en algo
she always insists on the bestsiempre exige lo mejor
he insists on his version of eventsse reafirma en su versión de los hechos
to insist on doing sthinsistir en hacer algo
he insists on provoking meinsiste or se empeña en provocarme
B. VT to insist thatinsistir en que
he insisted that it was soinsistió en que era así
I insisted that it be doneinsistí en que se hiciera

insist

[ɪnˈsɪst]
viinsister
I didn't want to, but he insisted → Je ne voulais pas, mais il a insisté.
to insist on doing sth → insister pour faire qch
She insisted on paying → Elle a insisté pour payer.
vt
(= demand) to insist (that) → insister pour que ... + subj
He insisted that we stay → Il insista pour que nous restions.
to insist on sth → insister sur la nécessité de qch
Most universities insist on an interview → La plupart des universités insistent sur la nécessité d'un entretien.
They must insist on a code of conduct for the players → Ils doivent insister sur la nécessité d'un code de conduite pour les joueurs.
Our landlady didn't insist on a deposit → Notre propriétaire n'a pas insisté pour obtenir une caution.
to insist on doing sth → insister pour faire qch
She insisted on coming with us → Elle a insisté pour venir avec nous.
(= claim) to insist (that) → insister que
He insisted he was innocent.; He insisted that he was innocent → Il insistait qu'il était innocent.
He insisted that he was acting out of compassion → Il insista qu'il n'agissait que par compassion.
"But she's innocent," the girl insisted → "Mais il est innocent", insista la fille.

insist

vi I insist!ich bestehe darauf!; if you insistwenn Sie darauf bestehen; (= if you like)wenns unbedingt sein muss; he insists on his innocence or that he is innocenter behauptet beharrlich, unschuldig zu sein; to insist on a pointauf einem Punkt beharren; to insist on silenceauf absoluter Ruhe bestehen; I insist on the bestich bestehe auf bester Qualität; to insist on doing something/on somebody doing somethingdarauf bestehen, etw zu tun/dass jd etw tut; he will insist on calling her by the wrong nameer redet sie beharrlich beim falschen Namen an; if you will insist on smoking that foul tobaccowenn Sie schon unbedingt diesen scheußlichen Tabak rauchen müssen
vt to insist that …darauf beharren or bestehen, dass …; he insists that he is innocenter behauptet beharrlich, unschuldig zu sein; “it wasn’t me”, she insisted„ich wars nicht!“ sagte sie beharrlich; but he still insisted that …aber er beharrte or bestand trotzdem darauf, dass …; I must insist that you stopich muss darauf bestehen, dass Sie aufhören; she insists that she is rightsie besteht darauf, dass sie recht hat

insist

[ɪnˈsɪst]
1. vi to insist (on sth/on doing sth)insistere (su qc/nel fare qc)
she insists on leaving tomorrow → vuole assolutamente partire domani, insiste nel voler partire domani
2. vt to insist that (order) → insistere che + sub; (maintain) → sostenere or affermare di
I insist that you let me pay → insisto che tu mi lasci pagare
he insists that he is innocent → sostiene di essere innocente

insist

(inˈsist) verb
1. (with that or on) to state, emphasize, or hold firmly to (an opinion, plan etc). He insists that I was to blame for the accident; I insisted on driving him home.
2. (often with on or that) to demand or urge. He insists on punctuality/obedience; She insisted on coming with me; He insisted that I should go.
inˈsistence noun
(the act of) insisting. She went to see the doctor at her husband's insistence.
inˈsistent adjective

insist

يُصِرُّ عِلَى naléhat insistere bestehen auf επιμένω insistir vaatia insister inzistirati insistere 強要する 주장하다 aandringen insistere nalegać insistir настаивать insistera ยืนยัน ısrar etmek nhấn mạnh 强调

insist

v. insistir;
to ___ on___ en;
to ___ that___ en que.
References in classic literature ?
Jo helps me with the sewing, and insists on doing all sorts of hard jobs.
There is not a foot of space between the chairs of the guests, and Tamoszius is so short that he pokes them with his bow whenever he reaches over for the low notes; but still he presses in, and insists relentlessly that his companions must follow.
And speaking aloud, he continued--"Ladies, you talked of going to Hay Common to visit the gipsy camp; Sam here says that one of the old Mother Bunches is in the servants' hall at this moment, and insists upon being brought in before 'the quality,' to tell them their fortunes.
But if she insists on quarrelling, I cannot help it.
Scotland Yard still insists that the man in the grey ulster who left for Paris by the midnight train on the ninth of November was poor Basil, and the French police declare that Basil never arrived in Paris at all.
It was an infringement of the rule which insists upon the tall hat behind the scenes; but in France foreigners are allowed every license: the Englishman his traveling-cap, the Persian his cap of astrakhan.
Sally Henny Penny gets rather flustered when she tries to count out change, and she insists on being paid cash; but she is quite harmless.
Those are the ones I mean,' said I; 'and see if they did not observe the principles of art, and if, by observing them, they failed to show their superiority and please all the world; so that the fault does not lie with the public that insists upon nonsense, but with those who don't know how to produce something else.
In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.
It insists on the removal of a prefect when that official does not suit it; and if the administration resists, it isolates him, after the manner of bees who wall up a snail in wax when it gets into their hive.
He insists that I go with him on another expedition.
D'Artagnan, be it remembered, was only twenty years old, and at that age sleep has its imprescriptible rights which it imperiously insists upon, even with the saddest hearts.