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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

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

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett

Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.
Bill Maher

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

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
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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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