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English definition of “insist”

insist

verb  /ɪnˈsɪst/ us  
to state or demand forcefully, esp. despite opposition: [I] She insisted on seeing her lawyer. [+ (that) clause] Greg still insists (that) he did nothing wrong.
insistent
adjective  /ɪnˈsɪs·tənt/ us  
I heard a soft, insistent rapping at the door.
insistently
adverb  /ɪnˈsɪs·tənt·li/ us  
She was insistently cheerful.
(Definition of insist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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