verb (used with object)
Origin of insert
verb (ɪnˈsɜːt) (tr)
- a folded section placed in another for binding in with a book
- a printed sheet, esp one bearing advertising, placed loose between the leaves of a book, periodical, etc
Word Origin for insert
"to set in, put or place in," 1520s, from insert, past participle of Middle English inseren "to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)" (late 14c.), from Latin inserere "to put in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + serere "join together" (see series). Related: Inserted; inserting. The noun meaning "something inserted" is from 1893.