insist-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: emphatically beg, request, or demand a desired situation or course of action

Country legend Johnny Cash insisted film producer James Keach bring his life story, Walk The Line, to the big screen.
My family insisted that I should not give in, but stay and fight.
Let me pay, I insist!
Amie insisted we don't stop to eat.
Sharon Stone insisted on nudity.
You should have insisted on getting to a higer level support rep.
Fox host Varney insisted on false comparison.
The cat insisted he take part in the photoshoot too.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

VerbNet: say-37.7
FrameNet: Statement
PropBank: insist.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: resolutely declare or assert to be true

Bush insisted only he should decide who should stand trial before military court.
Selmayr insisted the EU and US were not that far apart.
Jaromir Jagr stormed out of the Rangers' locker room toward the bus and insisted his sticks were legal.
Pentagon communications aide Allison Barber insisted the questions were not rehearsed.

VerbNet: say-37.7
FrameNet: Statement
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3