insist on/upon

idiom

Definition of insist on/upon

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 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.

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“Insist on/upon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insist%20on/upon. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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