Insist and Require


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Insist verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Require is a synonym for insist in demand topic. In some cases you can use "Require" instead a verb "Insist", when it comes to topics like claim.
Synonyms for Insist


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Require verb – To have as a requirement.
Usage example: the toy requires four batteries, which are not included

Insist is a synonym for require. You can use "Insist" instead a verb "Require".
Synonyms for Require

Common collocations

time insist time require time
magic insist magic require magic

Both words in one sentence

  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma But if you insist on writing incredulous statements that require both and aren't willing to compromise on one or the other, you should probably get to know U+203D.
  • In the event that I am a Red Shirt and my duties absolutely require being on away missions, I shall always insist on working solely with the highest-ranking Vulcan officer on the ship, or the nearest equivalent.
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