Synonyms for insist
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : in-sist|
|Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈsɪst|
Top 10 synonyms for insist Other synonyms for the word insist
Définition of insistOrigin :
- 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
- "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
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