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INSIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insist mean? 

INSIST (verb)
  The verb INSIST has 3 senses:

1. be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
2. beg persistently and urgently
3. assert to be true

  Familiarity information: INSIST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSIST (verb)


Sense 1insist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

insist; take a firm stand

Context example:

I must insist!

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "insist"):

hold firm; stand fast; stand firm; stand pat (refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief)

assert; asseverate; maintain (state categorically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something


Sense 2insist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beg persistently and urgently

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

importune; insist

Context example:

I importune you to help them

Hypernyms (to "insist" is one way to...):

beg; implore; pray (call upon in supplication; entreat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "insist"):

besiege (harass, as with questions or requests)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They insist to move


Sense 3insist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assert to be true

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

insist; assert

Context example:

The letter asserts a free society

Hypernyms (to "insist" is one way to...):

posit; postulate (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They insist that there was a traffic accident


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