Insist and Tell


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Insist verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Tell and insist are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Insist".
Synonyms for Insist


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Insist and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Insist" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

guy insist guy tell guy
woman insist woman tell woman
name insist name tell name
time insist time tell time
Other nouns: nothing, father, anyone, times, names, anybody.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / The Age of Innocence Dallas/Ted: I'll tell her you're old-fashioned and you insist on walking up five flights instead of taking the elevator.
  • By the time Ghosts of the Past starts, literally everyone can tell that they're interested in each other as more than Just Friends like they insist, and are shipping them.
  • Poe's Law You can tell them that two plus two equals four and they'll insist that it's five.
    Source: Poe's Law
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