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insist

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of insist

  1. to state as a fact usually forcefully <she continued to insist that she was right, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary> Synonyms affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, claim, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay


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