assert, asseverate, maintain(verb)
affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
"Before God I swear I am innocent"
assert, put forward(verb)
insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
"Women should assert themselves more!"
assert to be true
"The letter asserts a free society"
an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
he would often assert his beliefs to us
To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
The quasi-judicial pre-grant process of asserting patent rights and appeals procedures during patent examination; 'to assert' patent rights means to defend or maintain patent rights.
to make true; to make equal to 1.
to affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate
to maintain; to defend
to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
as-sėrt′, v.t. to vindicate or defend by arguments or measures (now used only of the cause as object or reflexive): to declare strongly: to lay claim to or insist upon anything: to affirm: (rare) to bear evidence of.—adj. Assert′able.—ns. Assert′er, Assert′or, a champion, one who makes a positive statement; Asser′tion, affirmation: the act of claiming one's rights: averment.—adj. Assert′ive, asserting or confirming confidently: positive: dogmatic.—adv. Assert′ively.—n. Assert′iveness.—adj. Assert′ory, affirmative.—To assert one's self, to defend one's rights or opinions, sometimes with unnecessary zeal, to thrust one's self forward. [L. asserĕre (superl. assertum), aliquem manu in libertatem, to lay hands on a slave in token of manumission, hence to protect, affirm, declare—ad, to, and serĕre, to join. Cf. Series.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'assert' in Verbs Frequency: #706
The numerical value of assert in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of assert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of assert in a Sentence
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
That's an angle we can assert in terms of jurisdiction.
We can assert the same privilege as other presidents have.
It’s a form of love and it’s a form of care to assert our authority with our children.
Americans expect United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.
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- твърдя, отстоявам, защитавамBulgarian
- beteuern, zusichern, versichernGerman
- reafirmar, afirmar, sostener, ejercer, aserción, asegurar, habilitar, confirmar, encenderSpanish
- vakuuttaa, väittää, puolustaaFinnish
- հաստատել, փաստարկելArmenian
- behouden, verdedigenDutch
- отстаивать, отстоять, утверждать, утвердитьRussian
- tvrdiť, uplatniť, zastávať, nárokovať siSlovak
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