How to use
'to stand on, continue with determination'
, from sistere
to say firmly and often that something is true, especially when other people think it may not be true
Mike insisted that he was right.
His friends insisted he had no connection with drugs.
She kept insisting on her innocence.
to demand that something should happen
Stay for supper - I insist!
They insisted that everyone should come to the party.
He insisted I should take a taxi.
We insist on the highest standards of cleanliness in the hotel.
insist on/upon doing something
He insisted upon checking everything himself.
if you insist
used when agreeing to do something that you do not really want to do
'Why don't you call them up today?' 'Oh, if you insist!'
insist on doing something
to keep doing something, especially something that is inconvenient or annoying
She will insist on washing her hair just when I want to have a bath.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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