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"insist" in British English

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insistverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsɪst/
B1 to say ​firmly or ​demandforcefully, ​especially when ​othersdisagree with or ​oppose what you say: [+ (that)] Greg still insists (that) he did nothing ​wrong. Please go first - I insist! She insisted onseeing her ​lawyer.

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(Definition of insist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insist" in American English

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