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Definition of Insist


  1. To stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon.
  2. To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; -- followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.

Insist Quotations

Confucius Quote
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
Mother Teresa

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
John F. Kennedy

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe

I agree with Balzac and 19th-century writers, black and white, who say, 'I write for money.' Yes, I think everybody should be paid handsomely; I insist on it, and I pay people who work for me, or with me, handsomely.
Maya Angelou
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Insist Translations

insist in Afrikaans is aandring
insist in Dutch is aandringen
insist in Finnish is vaatimalla vaatia
insist in French is aheurtons, insistons, insister, aheurter, insistez
insist in German is bestehen, beharren, insistieren
insist in Norwegian is insistere
insist in Portuguese is insistir, insista
insist in Spanish is insistir, instar
insist in Swedish is yrka

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