in·sist / inˈsist/ • v. [intr.] demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal: she insisted on carrying her own bag I'll call him and cancel it, if you insist. ∎ (insist on) demand forcefully to have something: he insisted on answers to his allegations. ∎ (insist on) persist in doing something even though it is annoying or odd: the heavy studded boots she insisted on wearing. ∎ maintain or put forward a statement positively and assertively: the chairman insisted that all was not doom and gloom | [with direct speech] “I really am all right now,” Isabel insisted.
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