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Synonyms for insist
ɪnˈsɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insist, take a firm stand(verb)

    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

    "I must insist!"

    Synonyms:
    importune, take a firm stand, assert

  2. importune, insist(verb)

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

    Synonyms:
    importune, take a firm stand, assert

  3. insist, assert(verb)

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

    Synonyms:
    swear, importune, asseverate, maintain, verify, assert, take a firm stand, put forward, swan, affirm, avow, aver

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insist

    Synonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, refuse, reject

    Antonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, solicit, supplicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insist

    Synonyms:
    stand, demand, maintain, contend, persist, persevere, urge

    Antonyms:
    abandon, waive, concede, surrender, yield, forego

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insist(v)

    Synonyms:
    persist, press, urge, contend

How to pronounce insist?

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How to say insist in sign language?

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How to use insist in a sentence?

  1. Heywood Broun:

    Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.

  2. Ben Smith:

    It will be difficult for producers to insist on destination clauses.

  3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    There is no time to insist on sweeping renegotiations or ultimatums about other policies, clean funding for worker pay in a crisis should not be controversial.

  4. Perfecto Yasay:

    They said if you will insist on the ruling, discussing it along those lines, then we might be headed for a confrontation, but I really honestly feel that this is something they have to make on a public basis but I also sensed there was room for us to talk very quietly using backdoor channeling.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    It must go in a must-pass bill and the only must-pass bill that we see coming down the road between now and March 5 is this [stopgap measure]. So we continue to believe, insist, that it must be in this bill.


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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. plaguey
    • C. pestilent
    • D. agreeable

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