insistence noun

ADJ. strict | gentle | earlier, previous

VERB + INSISTENCE abandon, drop The union has dropped its earlier insistence that workers should receive bonus payments.

PREP. at/on sb's ~ At the insistence of his father, he bought himself a new suit. | ~ by insistence by the government that 25% of all household waste be recycled | ~ on/upon an insistence upon the highest standards of grammatical correctness