Definition of 'insist'
Example sentences containing 'insist'
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He tried to refuse but she insisted so much that he gave in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Officials insisted: 'It is structurally unsound. The Sun (2016)Uber insists on certain makes of saloon, ideally a Prius. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he insists he refused to beat himself up about his scoring problems. The Sun (2006)For insurance purposes the makers insisted a stuntman make the jump. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said she lit candles and insisted he joined her in bed after he offered to sleep on the sofa. The Sun (2012)Yet his fellow American insists he will refuse to sell to his business partner. The Sun (2008)If you are talking to the wronged spouse, insist that she refuse to accept the blame. Christianity Today (2000)He insisted on joining them, but the talk seemed mainly about their problems as orphans. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Forced move, insisted on joining boyhood heroes. The Sun (2012)He has insisted MPs who make a profit on second homes funded by the taxpayer should repay it. The Sun (2010)But she insists she refused to diet or exercise too early, knowing it is bad for new mums. The Sun (2010)The band returned to the stage and insisted I join them and sing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Producers firmly insisted yesterday: 'Any suggestions this incident was staged are completely ridiculous. The Sun (2013)She insisted: 'It was given to me as next of kin and it was mine to sell. The Sun (2013)The cruise line Carnival has incurred the wrath of passengers by insisting that those joining the ships hand over their luggage to be searched for smuggled alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wise insisted: 'It has all had a damaging effect on my career and has not been fantastic for me. The Sun (2009)The pregnant mum-of-one insisted she refuses to lead her life by other people's values and is very happy with who she is. The Sun (2006)When friends came round, they would insist that he joined in and would sit him in front of the PlayStation and tell him what was going on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'insist'
British English: insist /ɪnˈsɪst/ VERB
If you insist that something should be done, you say very firmly that it must be done.
She insisted on being present.
My family insisted that I should not give in.
- American English: insist
- Arabic: يُصِرُّ عِلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: insistir
- Chinese: 强调
- Croatian: inzistirati
- Czech: naléhat trvat na něčem
- Danish: insistere
- Dutch: aandringen
- European Spanish: insistir
- Finnish: vaatia inttää
- French: insister
- German: bestehen auf
- Greek: επιμένω
- Italian: insistere
- Japanese: 強要する
- Korean: 주장하다
- Norwegian: insistere
- Polish: nalegać
- European Portuguese: insistir
- Romanian: a insista
- Russian: настаивать
- Spanish: insistir
- Swedish: insistera
- Thai: ยืนยัน
- Turkish: ısrar etmek
- Ukrainian: наполягати
- Vietnamese: nhấn mạnh
Definition of insist from the Collins English Dictionary
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