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Synonyms for insist
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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stress, insists, emphasise, persevere, persist, push, demand, dwell, urge, emphasize, nasr, press

How to pronounce insist?

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How to use insist in a sentence?

  1. San Diego:

    My clients will vigorously defend what they have said, but I will insist that the Assembly takes serious steps to ensure their protection against reprisal.

  2. Patty Murray of Washington:

    In the midst of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is of the utmost importance that there be stable leadership within HHS and that decisions are driven by science and the public health, any leadership changes being made at this time should be executed only to the extent necessary to ensure the Department and its employees are best positioned for the COVID-19 response. Our response to this crisis can not be steady if its leadership is being constantly shuffled and if experts are being constrained or removed when they insist on following the science and sticking to the facts.

  3. David Edwards:

    Even open-minded people will often find themselves unable to take seriously the likes of [Noam] Chomsky, [Edward] Herman, [Howard] Zinn and [Susan] George on first encountering their work; it just does not seem possible that we could be so mistaken in what we believe. The individual may assume that these writers must be somehow joking, wildly over-stating the case, paranoid, or have some sort of axe to grind. We may actually become angry with them for telling us these terrible things about our society and insist that this simply 'can't be true'. It takes real effort to keep reading, to resist the reassuring messages of the mass media and be prepared to consider the evidence again. - David Edwards

  4. Paul Ryan:

    From the beginning, the Obama-era Iran Deal was deeply flawed. Iran’s hostile actions since its signing have only reaffirmedthat it remains dedicated to sowing instability in the region, joe Biden is right to insist that we hold Iran accountable both today and for the long-term. There will now be an implementation period for applying sanctions on Iran. During that time, it is my hope that the United States will continue to work with our allies to achieve consensus on addressing a range of destabilizing Iranian behavior — both nuclear and non-nuclear.

  5. Femi Adesina:

    President Buhari said that his administration will continue to insist on a thorough authentication of the identities and bona fides of any persons or groups claiming to have custody of the girls before entering into negotiations with them.


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