insist+upon

  • 1 insist upon — index assert, claim (demand), enforce, exact, impose (enforce), necessitate, repeat ( …

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  • 2 insist upon — phrasal verb insist on something or insist upon [transitive] Word forms insist on something : present tense I/you/we/they insist on something he/she/it insists on something present participle insisting on something past tense insisted on… …

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  • 3 insist upon — Synonyms and related words: advocate, always trot out, assert, attach a condition, belabor, blandish, brook no denial, cajole, call on, call upon, coax, compel, condition, constrain, contend, dictate, dwell on, dwell upon, exhort, hammer away at …

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  • 4 insist upon — See insist on …

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  • 5 insist upon — …

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  • 6 insist upon something — inˈsist on/upon sth derived to demand sth and refuse to be persuaded to accept anything else • We insisted on a refund of the full amount. • insist upon something doing sth They insisted upon being given every detail of the case. Main entry:… …

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  • 7 insist on — (also insist upon) [phrasal verb] 1 insist on/upon (something) or insist on/upon doing (something) : to say or show that you believe that something is necessary or very important My source insisted on anonymity. She insists on doing everything… …

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  • 8 insist on something — phrasal verb insist on something or insist upon [transitive] Word forms insist on something : present tense I/you/we/they insist on something he/she/it insists on something present participle insisting on something past tense insisted on… …

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  • 9 insist — Synonyms and related words: advocate, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, blandish, brook no denial, cajole, call for, call on, call upon, coax, command, contend, declare, demand, dwell on …

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  • 10 insist on — Urge, press earnestly, persist in demanding, insist upon …

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  • 11 Insist — In*sist , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Insisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insisting}.] [F. insister, L. insistere to set foot upon, follow, persist; pref. in in + sistere to stand, cause to stand. See {Stand}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To stand or rest; to find… …

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  • 12 insist — (v.) 1580s, from L. insistere persist, dwell upon, stand upon, from in upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + sistere take a stand (see ASSIST (Cf. assist)). Perhaps in some cases a back formation from insistence. Related: Insisted; insisting …

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  • 13 insist — I verb accent, accentuate, argue, be obstinate, be peremptory, be resolute, bid, brook no denial, command, contend, demand, dictate, efflagitare, emphasize, enforce, enjoin, exact, exert pressure, exhort, exposcere, force upon, importune, impose …

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  • 14 insist — [in sist′] vi. [MFr insister < L insistere, to stand on, pursue diligently, persist < in , in, on + sistere, to stand, redupl. of stare, STAND] to take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand: often with on or upon vt. 1. to demand… …

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  • 15 insist — in|sist [ ın sıst ] verb intransitive or transitive *** 1. ) to say very firmly that something must happen or be done: You must see a doctor immediately; I insist. Roger, he insisted, we must hurry. insist (that): She insisted that we stay at her …

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  • 16 insist — in|sist W2S3 [ınˈsıst] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: insistere [i] to stand on, continue with determination , from sistere to stand ] 1.) to say firmly and often that something is true, especially when other people think it may not be true …

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  • 17 insist — /ɪnˈsɪst / (say in sist) verb (i) 1. to assert or maintain positively. 2. to demand; require: to insist that the correct uniform is worn. –phrase 3. insist on, to be emphatically firm in regard to: to insist on complete obedience. 4. insist on… …

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  • 18 insist — insister, n. insistingly, adv. /in sist /, v.i. 1. to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention, etc.: He insists on checking every shipment. 2. to lay emphasis in assertion: to insist on the justice of a claim. 3 …

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  • 19 insist — verb ADVERB ▪ firmly, strongly, vehemently ▪ adamantly (esp. AmE), doggedly, steadfastly, stubbornly ▪ He stubbornly insisted on doing it all himself …

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  • 20 insist on — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I (or upon) verb To ask for urgently or insistently: call for, claim, demand, exact, require, requisition. Idiom: cry out for. See REQUEST. II (or upon) verb See insist …

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