insist


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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 ?
Collins, who entered the room with an air more stately than usual, and on perceiving whom, she said to the girls, "Now, I do insist upon it, that you, all of you, hold your tongues, and let me and Mr.
Help me to declare honestly that I know of circumstances which justify me; and I may insist to some purpose.
Besides, in his world, souls did not insist upon being able to smile.
It was strictly enjoined, that the project of starving you by degrees should be kept a secret; but the sentence of putting out your eyes was entered on the books; none dissenting, except Bolgolam the admiral, who, being a creature of the empress, was perpetually instigated by her majesty to insist upon your death, she having borne perpetual malice against you, on account of that infamous and illegal method you took to extinguish the fire in her apartment.
I believe that botanists do not confirm Fuchs's story, but insist that the sunflower was native to those plains.
From every point of view, I feel bound to insist on his accepting Sir James's invitation.
Thurston," rejoined Julia, whose sense of womanly propriety began to take the alarm; "and I must insist on an explanation.
Not content with making fun of him among themselves, they insist on his seeing the joke.
A fifth, to achieve his long-cherished aim of dining with the Emperor, would stubbornly insist on the correctness or falsity of some newly emerging opinion and for this object would produce arguments more or less forcible and correct.
You insist on my introducing you to Dexter, and I refuse to trust you alone with th at crack-brained personage.
Do you still insist on sitting close by me and taking my hand?
If you expect I should stay a moment longer in this wretched house, or that I should ever own you again as my relation, or that I should ever trouble myself again with the affairs of your family, I insist upon it that my niece be set at liberty this instant.