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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyinsist on
he/she/itinsists on
present participleinsisting on
past tenseinsisted on
past participleinsisted on

or insist upon

  1. 1
    insist on/upon something to say that you must have something

    She insists upon fresh fruit every morning.

  2. 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?

See also main entry: insist


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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