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insistverb

 us   /ɪnˈsɪst/
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  us   /ɪnˈsɪs·tənt/
I heard a soft, insistent rapping at the door.
insistently
adverb  us   /ɪnˈsɪs·tənt·li/
She was insistently cheerful.
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insistverb [I]

uk   /ɪnˈsɪst/  us   /ɪnˈsɪst/
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.

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