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  1. first-person singular present indicative of insistere



From in- +‎ sistō (stand, set, place).



īnsistō (present infinitive īnsistere, perfect active īnstitī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. (transitive) I set foot, stand, tread or press on or upon something.
  2. (transitive, with viam or iter) I enter or embark on, pursue (a way, path or journey).
  3. (with dative) I follow, pursue, press on.
  4. (intransitive) I halt, pause, stop, stand still; pause in thought, dwell upon, hesitate, doubt.
  5. (figuratively, with dative) I press upon, urge.
  6. (figuratively, with dative or accusative) I set about, devote or apply myself to, set to work (on).
  7. (figuratively, with dative or infinitive) I persevere, continue, persist in


   Conjugation of insisto (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsistō īnsistis īnsistit īnsistimus īnsistitis īnsistunt
imperfect īnsistēbam īnsistēbās īnsistēbat īnsistēbāmus īnsistēbātis īnsistēbant
future īnsistam īnsistēs īnsistet īnsistēmus īnsistētis īnsistent
perfect īnstitī īnstitistī īnstitit īnstitimus īnstitistis īnstitērunt, īnstitēre
pluperfect īnstiteram īnstiterās īnstiterat īnstiterāmus īnstiterātis īnstiterant
future perfect īnstiterō īnstiteris īnstiterit īnstiterimus īnstiteritis īnstiterint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsistam īnsistās īnsistat īnsistāmus īnsistātis īnsistant
imperfect īnsisterem īnsisterēs īnsisteret īnsisterēmus īnsisterētis īnsisterent
perfect īnstiterim īnstiterīs īnstiterit īnstiterīmus īnstiterītis īnstiterint
pluperfect īnstitissem īnstitissēs īnstitisset īnstitissēmus īnstitissētis īnstitissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnsiste īnsistite
future īnsistitō īnsistitō īnsistitōte īnsistuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives īnsistere īnstitisse
participles īnsistēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
īnsistere īnsistendī īnsistendō īnsistendum

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See also[edit]


  • insisto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • insisto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • insisto” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to follow in any one's steps: vestigiis alicuius insistere, ingredi (also metaph.)




  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of insistir




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of insistir.