Abandon and Insist


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Abandon verb – To give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly.
Insist is an antonym for abandon.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
Antonyms for Abandon


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Insist verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Usage example: she continued to insist that she was right, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary

Abandon is an antonym for insist in claim topic.
Antonyms for Insist
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Common collocations

idea abandon idea insist idea
interest abandon interest insist interest
name abandon name insist name
campaign abandon campaign insist campaign
Other nouns: identity, anyone.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / V/H/S: Viral Bonestorm has one skater mockingly insist that his friend would abandon him in a moment if things got dangerous.
  • Video Game / Deus Ex: Invisible War Should you abandon the mission to free her, he'll insist that he was bluffing and you didn't need to be so extreme.
  • Film / The Way of the Gun Anti-Hero: Parker might juuust qualify, seeing as he does have enough human decency to insist that they abandon the kidnapping, and even seems to be motivated at least somewhat by a concern for Robin and the child's safety.
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