insistence


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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.

in•sist•ence

(ɪnˈsɪs təns)

n.
1. the act or fact of insisting.
2. the quality of being insistent.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insistence - 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"
2.insistence - the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
urgency - the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
3.insistence - the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
advocacy, protagonism - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

insistence

noun
1. demand, urging, command, pressing, dictate, entreaty, importunity, insistency She had attended an interview at his insistence.
2. assertion, claim, statement, declaration, contention, persistence, affirmation, pronouncement, reiteration, avowal, attestation her insistence that she wanted to dump her raunchy image

insistence

noun
1. The state or quality of being insistent:
2. Urgent solicitation:
Archaic: instance.
Translations
إصْرار
naléhání
insisteren
BeharrenInsistenz
òrábeiîni
naliehanie
vztrajnost

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstəns] Ninsistencia f
insistence thatinsistencia en que, empeño en que
his insistence that we should have a drinksu insistencia or su empeño en que tomásemos una copa
his insistence that he had switched the light offsu insistencia or su empeño en que había apagado la luz
at his/her insistenceante su insistencia
insistence on sthinsistencia en algo
his insistence on punctualitysu insistencia en la puntualidad
her great insistence on this pointsu enorme insistencia or su enorme empeño en este punto

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstəns] ninsistance f
his insistence that → son insistance à vouloir que
at sb's insistence → sous l'insistance de qn
insistence on sth
their insistence on the withdrawal of foreign troops from their territory → leur insistance sur le retrait des troupes étrangères de leur territoire
the school's insistence on wearing uniform at all times → l'insistance de l'école sur le port de l'uniforme en toute circonstances

insistence

nBestehen nt (→ on auf +dat); the accused’s insistence on his innocencedie Unschuldsbeteuerungen des Angeklagten; in spite of his insistence that he was righttrotz seiner beharrlichen Behauptung, recht zu haben; I did it at his insistenceich tat es auf sein Drängen, ich tat es, weil er darauf bestand; I can’t understand his insistence on using or the use of oilich kann nicht verstehen, warum er darauf besteht, dass Öl benutzt wird

insistence

[ɪnˈsɪstns] ninsistenza
at her insistence → dietro sua insistenza, perché lei ha insistito (molto)

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
References in classic literature ?
My heart runs blood whenever I think of it; it is so fresh in my memory that I cannot dismiss it from my thoughts, nor rest for its insistence, although a year has now elapsed since the events took place.
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
The waiter who was busy with a party of engineers dining in the dining hall, came several times with an irate countenance in answer to her summons, and could not avoid carrying out her orders, as she gave them with such gracious insistence that there was no evading her.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.
Leslie borrowed the necessary money from Captain Jim, and, at her insistence, he took a mortgage on the little farm.
Carlyle viewed pleasure and merely esthetic art with the contempt of the Scottish Covenanting fanatics, refusing even to read poetry like that of Keats; and his insistence on moral meanings led him to equal intolerance of such story-tellers as Scott.
What was it you had in mind when, in our distress, before Miles came back, over the letter from his school, you said, under my insistence, that you didn't pretend for him that he had not literally EVER been `bad'?
With frenzied insistence I continued to press the little button which should have sent us racing out into space, but still the vessel refused to budge.
Leonard Upjohn came to him, while he was making himself a cup of tea in the kitchen, and said that Cronshaw was complaining of Philip's insistence that he should have a doctor.
It was only the man's insistence that procured him admittance at such an hour.
She does not wish to speak with you, and your insistence is insult.