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Definition of insist:

  1. To stand or rest; to find support; - with in, on, or upon.
  2. To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; -- followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.

Synonyms:

request, persevere, affirm, persist, exhort, demand, contend, importune, avow, dwell on, require, declare, ask, command, claim, urge, emphasize, swear, requisition, exact, take a firm stand, asseverate, cry out for, aver, put forward, maintain, call for, order, seek, assert, verify, continue, swan, press.

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