Synonyms for insist

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-sist
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈsɪst

Top 10 synonyms for insist Other synonyms for the word insist

Définition of insist

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin insistere "persist, dwell upon, stand upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + sistere "take a stand" (see assist). Perhaps in some cases a back-formation from insistence. Related: Insisted; insisting.
  • verb order and expect; claim
Example sentences :
  • "Then I must insist that you appoint your successor," said Aspasia.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Did you not insist on going home with Hester Paine, when I had offered my escort?
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • They want to get into the garage; they insist on washing the car.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The Sphinx is a woman, as I will insist to my dying day, if it were my last word!
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • The Thought had been wise not to insist too much on recognition.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • You insist upon my being French, you see, and I know you are fond of nonsense.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • I did not insist, but I sent for my son's governess, Mlle. Soubise.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Pierre could divine that an abyss was opening, and dared not insist.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I only care to insist that it is the duty of every individual man to be innocent of the same.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • If I insist on keeping your book it is merely to be sure that you will not forget me.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings

Antonyms for insist

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019