verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of insist
Examples from the Web for insisting
Prosecutors have fought the process, insisting that Maharaj is guilty and must remain behind bars.Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Corrin buckled first, insisting that Harris sleep on a sofa, then moving out.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The council concluded with the emperor Constantine insisting that the bishops come to an agreement over the wording of the creed.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
News broke Tuesday night that the Republicans were rejecting that and insisting on seven Republicans and five Democrats.
In a statement, Wednesday, Winston admitted to not paying for his dinner, insisting that he forgot.
All the time behind you and them some force was insisting on places being taken, connections being formed.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
In owning this much he qualified his admission by insisting that his affection was totally devoid of passion.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Mrs. Edbrooke wanted a new bonnet, and blew up her mate for not insisting on payment.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
He either believed Ned had robbed him or was insisting on the charge for some reason of his own.Ned Wilding's Disappearance|Allen Chapman
I trust you will come; however, of course I dread the responsibility of insisting too much.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
Word Origin for insist
1580s, from Latin insistere "persist, dwell upon, stand upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + sistere "take a stand" (see assist). Perhaps in some cases a back-formation from insistence. Related: Insisted; insisting.