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English definition of “insist”

insist

verb [I] uk   /ɪnˈsɪst/ us  
B1 to say firmly or demand forcefully, especially when others disagree with or oppose what you say: [+ (that)] Greg still insists (that) he did nothing wrong. Please go first - I insist! She insisted on seeing her lawyer.Stressing and emphasizing
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(Definition of insist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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