Definition of insist
- they insist on going
- insisted that the story was true
I didn't want to go, but she insisted.
“Come on, let's go.” “Oh, all right, if you insist.”
She insists the money is hers.
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: to demand that something happen or that someone do something
: to say (something) in a way that is very forceful and does not allow disagreement
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