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Verb insist has 3 senses
- insist, take a firm stand - be insistent and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
Somebody ----s on something
- importune, insist - beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"
--2 is one way to beg, implore, pray
They insist to move
- insist, assert - assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
--3 is one way to postulate, posit
They insist that there was a traffic accident