insist on something - definition and synonyms

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

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