Definition for insist

verb as in order and expect; claim


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I've tried suggesting we take turns making dinner, but he insists it's his passion and he gets great joy from cooking.

Olympic officials insist Tokyo Games on track for this summer

Chiefs officials insist the intent behind the team name, imagery and traditions has always been to honor Native people.

Tension has been building over the last several weeks over whether teachers in California will insist that all educators be vaccinated before they’re willing to return to schools.

Leftwich wanted to play wideout, but Headen insisted he would become Woodson’s backup quarterback.

The only great thing he did as governor was to insist that the death penalty was just wrong.

No crimes were committed by Sony with the possible exception of all those Adam Sandler movies they insist on making.

Moscow officials insist that the hospitals listed for closure lacked professional services and often stayed half empty.

They all insist that Health Republic/MagnaCare had not told their billing departments that I was out of network.

But veterans of his campaign for Senate and people close to him insist that Webb is taking a serious look.

All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.

But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!

She had hidden his hat and would insist on his playing; that was, if I did not mind and her uncle gave his permission.

What other channel, then, was open to the country through which to insist upon the recovery of its lawful rights?

Suppose he should receive an acceptance by letter or telegraph but deny it, and insist that no contract had been made.

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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insist, such as: assert, contend, demand, hold, maintain, and press.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.