Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb insist

3 senses of insist

Sense 1
insist, take a firm stand -- (be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!")

Sense 2
importune, insist -- (beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them")
       => beg, implore, pray -- (call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!")

Sense 3
insist, assert -- (assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society")
       => postulate, posit -- (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature")

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