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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·sist /ɪnˈsɪst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sist v. i. [imp. & p. p. Insisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insisting.]
 1. To stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon. [R.]
 2. To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; -- followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.
    Insisting on the old prerogative.   --Shak.
    Without further insisting on the different tempers of Juvenal and Horace.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Insist, Persist.
 Usage: Insist implies some alleged right, as authority or claim. Persist may be from obstinacy alone, and either with or against rights. We insist as against others; we persist in what exclusively relates to ourselves; as, he persisted in that course; he insisted on his friend's adopting it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be insistent and refuse to budge; "I must insist!" [syn: take
           a firm stand]
      2: beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help
         them" [syn: importune]
      3: assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society" [syn: