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Verb: insist  in'sist
  1. Be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
    "I must insist!";
    - take a firm stand
  2. Beg persistently and urgently
    - importune
  3. Postulate positively and assertively
    "The letter insists a free society";
    - assert

Derived forms: insisted, insisting, insists

Type of: beg, implore, posit, postulate, pray