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Synonyms for insist
ɪnˈsɪstin·sist

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insist, take a firm standverb

    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

    "I must insist!"

    Synonyms:
    importune, take a firm stand, assert

  2. importune, insistverb

    beg persistently and urgently

    "I importune you to help them"

    Synonyms:
    importune, take a firm stand, assert

  3. insist, assertverb

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insistverb

    Synonyms:
    persist, press, urge, contend

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How to use insist in a sentence?

  1. Laurence Tribe:

    The issue is -- do the kinds of judges that he says he would insist on, the kind who would overrule Roe v. Wade, who don't believe in gay rights or women's rights, but who think the Constitution is frozen, if he really believes in their philosophy, it's an antiquated philosophy, but it turns out Ted Cruz drops that when it doesn't serve his purpose.

  2. Patrick Leahy:

    I hope next week, when the president’s Supreme Court nominee will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he provides transparent, truthful answers to Senators’ questions, i will insist on real answers from Judge Neil Gorsuch, because there are real concerns about his record and his judicial philosophy.

  3. Terry Pratchett:

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.

  5. Robert DeKelaita:

    The Assyrian community worldwide has been watching this case. What do you think our opinion of the U.S. government will be if they insist on ruining a man who has earned the utmost respect and gratitude of his people worldwide?


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