1. insist

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsɪst'] be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge.


  • maintain
  • asseverate
  • assert
  • stand pat
  • stand firm
  • take a firm stand
  • stand fast

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Rhymes with Insist

  • preexist
  • reminisced
  • coexist
  • subsist
  • dismissed
  • consist
  • baptiste
  • resist
  • persist
  • exist
  • enlist
  • desist
  • delist
  • twist
  • tryst
  • quist
  • krist
  • grist
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  • frist
  • crist
  • chryst
  • assist
  • wrist
  • wist
  • vist
  • schist
  • rist
  • pissed
  • nist

Sentences with insist

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If the existing paint is peeling or flaking, insist that it must be prepped before work can begin.

2. Adjective
Border agents may not tell you that you need a permit, so insist on one.

Quotes about insist

1. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett, Diggers

2. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
- Marilyn Monroe

3. One can never have enough socks,"said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. insist

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsɪst'] beg persistently and urgently.


  • pray
  • besiege
  • importune
  • beg


  • obviate

3. insist

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsɪst'] assert to be true.


  • assert
  • posit


  • disclaim
  • yield
  • surrender