insist on/upon

Definition of insist on/upon

  1. 1 :  to say or show that one believes that something is necessary or very important My source insisted on anonymity. She insists on doing everything her own way.

  2. 2 informal :  to continue doing (something that other people think is annoying or unimportant) The people sitting next to us insisted on talking during the entire movie.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be emphatic, firm, or resolute about something intended, demanded, or required

    :  persist

    :  to maintain in a persistent or positive manner

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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clearly seen through or understood

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