verb (used without object)
to be emphatic, firm, or resolute on some matter of desire, demand, intention, etc.:
He insists on checking every shipment.
to lay emphasis in assertion:
to insist on the justice of a claim.
to dwell with earnestness or emphasis (usually followed by on or upon):
to insist on a point in a discussion.
verb (used with object)
to assert or maintain firmly:
He insists that he saw the ghosts.
to demand or persist in demanding:
I insist that you see this thing through.
to make a determined demand (for): he insisted that his rights be respected, he insisted on his rights
to express a convinced belief (in) or assertion (of): he insisted that she was mad, he insisted on her madness
noun, plural reinsmen. 1. a person who rides or drives horses, especially a skillful one, as a jockey or harness driver. noun (pl) -men 1. (Austral & NZ) the driver in a trotting race
verb (used with object) 1. to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor. 2. to view or examine formally or officially: The general inspected the troops. verb (transitive) 1. to examine closely, esp for faults or errors 2. to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on […]
noun 1. the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane. 2. formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.
verb (used with object), inspired, inspiring. 1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers. 2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others. 3. to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust. 4. to influence […]