- 1to demand that something happens or that someone do something
- 2to say firmly and often that something is true, especially when other people think it may not be true
Using insist: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "insist" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I insist that you apologize to her.
She insists on doing everything herself.
He insists that he is innocent.
The company insists that the product is safe.
insist Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using insist
to demand something that is owed to you, even if it causes harm to the person who owes it
He insisted on his pound of flesh, even though it meant bankrupting his former business partner.
She always insists on the last word, even when she knows she's wrong.
The judge insisted on the truth from the witness, threatening to hold them in contempt if they lied.
Phrases with insist
I insist on having a clean work environment.
She insists on driving herself to work every day.
The customer insisted upon a refund for the defective product.
Origins of insist
from Latin 'insistere', meaning 'to stand upon'
Summary: insist in Brief
To 'insist' [ɪnˈsɪst] is to demand that something happen or that someone do something, often with firmness and persistence. It can also mean to assert the truth of something, even in the face of doubt or opposition, as in 'He insists that he is innocent.' 'Insist' is used in phrases like 'insist on something,' which means to demand that something be done or provided, and idioms like 'insist on your pound of flesh,' which means to demand what is owed to you, even if it harms the other person.