intransitive verb
1. (to assert) 
a. to insist 
Ella insiste en trabajar aunque esté enferma.She insists on going to work even when she's sick.
2. (to repeat) 
No insistas con la misma queja que siempre.Don't go on about that same old complaint.
intransitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to insist 
no insistas, te he dicho que nodon't keep on about it, I've told you the answer is no
insistir en queto insist o maintain that
la dirección insiste en que los empleados deben llevar corbatathe management insist on employees wearing a tie
no sé por qué insiste en llamarmeI don't know why he keeps on o persists in ringing me
insistió mucho sobre este puntohe laid great stress on this point
intransitive verb
1 (perseverar)
bueno, si insistes all right, if you insist; insistió en que se trataba de un error she insisted that it was a mistake; she was adamant that it was a mistake; insistió en que nos quedásemos a cenar she insisted that we should stay to supper; insisto en que todos abandonen la sala I insist that everyone leave o leaves the room; no insistas, que no pienso ir don't keep on about it because I'm not going; yo le decía que no, pero él insistía I said no, but he kept on and on about it; insiste y al final lo conseguirás keep at it and you'll get there in the end; si no te contestan, insiste if they don't answer, keep trying; insistieron en casarse en junio they were adamant that they should get married in June
2 (enfatizar)
insistir en o sobre algo to stress o emphasize sth
Phrases with "insistir"
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insistir en
to insist on
insistir en que
to insist that
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