Insisted vs Requested - What's the difference?

insisted | requested |

As verbs the difference between insisted and requested

is that insisted is (insist) while requested is (request).




  • (insist)
  • Anagrams




    Alternative forms

    * ensist


    (en verb)
  • To hold up a claim emphatically.
  • (I am defending her; see a similar example in the context below for comparison.)
  • *
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  • To demand continually that something happen or be done.
  • To stand (on); to rest (upon); to lean (upon).
  • * 1709 , Venturus Mandey, Synopsis Mathematica Universalis
  • Angles likewise which insist on the Diameter, are all Right Angles.




  • (request)

  • request



    (en noun)
  • Act of (l).
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will marry her, sir, at your request .
  • A formal (l) requesting something.
  • of being sought after.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
  • (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.
  • * Bible, Psalms cvi. 15
  • He gave them their request .


    * (act of requesting) asking, beseech, prayer, wish * (formal message requesting something) petition, postulation * (state of being sought after) demand

    Derived terms

    * discovery request * request for admission * request for production


    (en verb)
  • to express the need or desire for
  • to ask somebody to do something
  • Synonyms

    * (to express the need or desire for ): indicate, pray, wish * (to ask somebody to do something ): ask, bespeak, call for

    See also

    * * (wikipedia "request")