insist insist  /ɪn ˈsɪst/


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

Derived Word(s)


  1. They insist that they left a corridor open for civilians to flee Khojaly but that Azerbaijani soldiers led a group of 200 civilians into harm's way.
  2. Diplomats and journalists insist as much on his charm as they do on his temper tantrums.
  3. The government called the deaths a mass suicide, but defenders of the group insist the government was to blame for the blaze that ended the 51-day standoff.


  1. Owner defends nightclub against police claim of 'chronic nuisance'

    Volume Seattle owned by Matthew Chu is packed when it's open for business--but Seattle police insist - it's also a nuisance.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  2. Uriah Heep Says Trevor Bolder's Spirit Will Be With Them At Download Recap

    Uriah Heep insist late bassist Trevor Bolder will be with them on stage at Download this afternoon
    on June 16, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  3. Patent trolls collect "nuisance fees" and political enemies

    Firms insist they perform a valuable function in buying up intellectual property.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. "To this day there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened, a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful," Obama said, echoing his words in Cairo in an address that reached for what he called a "new...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Express

  2. "Congress will insist that any legislation include rigorous and ongoing oversight to guarantee that taxpayers are protected and that resources are directed to ensure the long-term viability and competitiveness of the American automobile...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: International Herald Tribune

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