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The meaning of "Insist" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Insist mean?
A: If you insist on something, it is a strong request for something you want to happen.

I insist that you eat before you go.
Q: What does Insist away mean?
A: It’s pretty difficult to explain the exact nuance, but I’ll try.

In this context, (verb) away = don’t hesitate to (verb). Another example:

I’m so sad.
Here, have a beer.
I can’t drink, I’m driving tonight.
Don’t worry, I’m sober tonight, I’ll drive you home. Drink away.

The “away” is there to show that the object of the action is “going away”. You drink the beer - the beer is being finished - the beer is going away - you’re drinking the beer away.

Naturally, this is used for any verbs imply that the amount of the object is decreasing, (e.g - drink, eat, rot)

However in modern conversational English, it’s often used with other verbs, just for the effect of “doing it with effort” - as if you’re (verb)ing so intensely that the thing you are doing it to is going to decrease.

Consequently, in this context, “insist away” is just a sarcastic way of saying “continue to insist”, hence “being irritated by that”.

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Example sentences using "Insist"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Insist
Insistent .
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1. I insist you let me help you.
2. She keeps insisting that she is taller than me.
3. He is very insistent.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with 1, Insist
2, got to parallel.
A: "To insist" is to firmly request. Example:
"Voldemort insisted Harry come alone to the Forbidden Forest."

"To parallel" is to run alongside, or coincide, with something evenly without them ever meeting.
Example:
"The road ran parallel to the highway, but they never met."

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Q: Please show me example sentences with Insist on .
A: I know you don't want to do it, but I am going to have to insist on it.

If you insist on doing it, then I will help you.

It's a bad idea to insist on such a high salary. Nobody will hire you.

I wish you wouldn't insist on Hillary doing it. I could do it for you.

Note: in the last example Hillary is not the object of the sentence; the idea of "Hillary doing it" is the object. You can't "insist to somebody".

Synonyms of "Insist" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Insist and Urge ?
A: Insist means that you demand something to be done. Urge is more of a recommendation.

"The boss insist on a new chair"

"I urged that we get a new chair for the boss, but I was ignored"

P.S. Urge is also a lighter term the insist.
Q: What is the difference between Insist and Persist ?
A: You INSIST on something.

I insist that you keep it!
(I want you to keep it)

I insist that you stay the night.
(I want you to stay the night.)

You PERSIST on doing something against all odds

He persisted through everything that's been thrown at him.

He persisted through cancer and now he's finally cured.

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