HyperDic: insist

English > 3 senses of the word insist:
VERBcommunicationinsist, take a firm standbe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge
communicationinsist, importunebeg persistently and urgently
cognitioninsist, assertassert to be true
insist > pronunciation
Soundsihnsih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > insist: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningBe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something
Example"I must insist!"
Synonymtake a firm stand
Narrowerassert, asseverate, maintainstate categorically
stand pat, stand firm, hold firm, stand fastrefuse / refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
Spanishinsistir
Catalaninsistir
Nounsinsistencecontinual and persistent demands
English > insist: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningbeg persistently and urgently.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey insist to move
Synonymimportune
Narrowerbesiegeharass, as with questions or requests
Broaderbeg, implore, prayCall upon in supplication
Spanishimportunar, insistir
Catalanimportunar, insistir
Nounsinsistencethe act of insisting on something
insistingcontinual and persistent demands
English > insist: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningassert to be true.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey insist that there was a traffic accident
Synonymassert
Broaderpostulate, positTake as a given
Spanishincidir, insistir
Catalanincidir, insistir

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict