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insist

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ɪnˈsɪst/
SAY B1 to say firmly that something is true, especially when other people do not believe you: [+ (that)] Mia insisted that she and Carlo were just friends.Stressing and emphasizing
DEMAND B1 to demand that something must be done or that you must have a particular thing: The school insists on good behaviour from its students. [+ on + doing sth] Frank insisted on doing all the work himself. [+ (that)] Gerlinde insisted that I stay for dinner.Making appeals and requests
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