insist on something

insist on something
phrasal verb insist on something o insist upon [transitive]
Word forms "insist on something":
present tense I/you/we/they insist on something he/she/it insists on something present participle insisting on something past tense insisted on something past participle insisted on something
1) insist on/upon something to say that you must have something

She insists upon fresh fruit every morning.

2) insist on/upon doing something to keep doing something that annoys people

Why do you insist on leaving your dirty clothes all over the floor?

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  • insist — takes several constructions in current English in the meaning ‘to assert as a demand’: you can insist on something (or on doing something), you can insist that something be done (subjunctive, with that optionally omitted, or with should as an… …   Modern English usage

  • insist upon — phrasal verb insist on something or insist upon [transitive] Word forms insist on something : present tense I/you/we/they insist on something he/she/it insists on something present participle insisting on something past tense insisted on… …   English dictionary

  • insist */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈsɪst] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms insist : present tense I/you/we/they insist he/she/it insists present participle insisting past tense insisted past participle insisted 1) to say very firmly that something must happen… …   English dictionary

  • insist — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱st[/t]] ♦♦ insists, insisting, insisted 1) VERB If you insist that something should be done, you say so very firmly and refuse to give in about it. If you insist on something, you say firmly that it must be done or provided. [V that] My… …   English dictionary

  • insist on — (also insist upon) [phrasal verb] 1 insist on/upon (something) or insist on/upon doing (something) : to say or show that you believe that something is necessary or very important My source insisted on anonymity. She insists on doing everything… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Insist — In*sist , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Insisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insisting}.] [F. insister, L. insistere to set foot upon, follow, persist; pref. in in + sistere to stand, cause to stand. See {Stand}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To stand or rest; to find… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insist — in|sist [ ın sıst ] verb intransitive or transitive *** 1. ) to say very firmly that something must happen or be done: You must see a doctor immediately; I insist. Roger, he insisted, we must hurry. insist (that): She insisted that we stay at her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • insist — in|sist W2S3 [ınˈsıst] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: insistere [i] to stand on, continue with determination , from sistere to stand ] 1.) to say firmly and often that something is true, especially when other people think it may not be true …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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