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Insist vs. Argue

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Insistverb

(with on or upon or (that + ordinary verb form)) To hold up a claim emphatically.

‘The defendant insisted on his innocence.’;

Argueverb

To show grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.

Insistverb

To demand continually that something happen or be done.

‘The Prime Minister insisted on his Chancellor's resignation.’; ‘The Prime Minister insisted that his Chancellor resign.’; ‘I insist that my secretary dress nicely.’;

Argueverb

(intransitive) To debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.

‘He also argued for stronger methods to be used against China.’; ‘He argued as follows: America should stop Lend-Lease convoying, because it needs to fortify its own Army with the supplies.’; ‘The two boys argued over a disagreement about the science project.’;

Insistverb

To stand (on); to rest (upon); to lean (upon).

Argueverb

(intransitive) To have an argument, a quarrel.

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Insistverb

To stand or rest; to find support; - with in, on, or upon.

Argueverb

(transitive) To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).

‘He argued his point.’; ‘He argued that America should stop Lend-Lease convoying because it needed to fortify its own Army with the supplies.’;

Insistverb

To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; - followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.

‘Insisting on the old prerogative.’; ‘Without further insisting on the different tempers of Juvenal and Horace.’;

Argueverb

To prove.

Insistverb

be insistent and refuse to budge;

‘I must insist!’;

Argueverb

To accuse.

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Insistverb

beg persistently and urgently;

‘I importune you to help them’;

Argueverb

To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason.

‘I argue notAgainst Heaven's hand or will.’;

Insistverb

assert to be true;

‘The letter asserts a free society’;

Argueverb

To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; - followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him.

Argueverb

To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued.

Argueverb

To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.

‘So many laws argue so many sins.’;

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Argueverb

To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion.

Argueverb

To blame; to accuse; to charge with.

‘Thoughts and expressions . . . which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality.’; ‘Men of many words sometimes argue for the sake of talking; men of ready tongues frequently dispute for the sake of victory; men in public life often debate for the sake of opposing the ruling party, or from any other motive than the love of truth.’; ‘Unskilled to argue, in dispute yet loud,Bold without caution, without honors proud.’; ‘Betwixt the dearest friends to raise debate.’;

Argueverb

present reasons and arguments

Argueverb

have an argument about something

Argueverb

give evidence of;

‘The evidence argues for your claim’; ‘The results indicate the need for more work’;

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