What does assert mean?

Definitions for assert
əˈsɜrtas·sert

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assert, asseverate, maintain(verb)

    state categorically

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  3. assert, put forward(verb)

    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

    "Women should assert themselves more!"

  4. insist, assert(verb)

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

Wiktionary

  1. assert(Noun)

    an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

  2. assert(Verb)

    To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

    he would often assert his beliefs to us

  3. assert(Verb)

    To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

  4. assert(Verb)

    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.

  5. assert(Verb)

    to make true; to make equal to 1.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assert(verb)

    to affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate

  2. Assert(verb)

    to maintain; to defend

  3. Assert(verb)

    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

  1. Assert

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assert' in Verbs Frequency: #706

Anagrams for assert »

  1. setars

  2. tarses

  3. stares

  4. tasers, Tasers

  5. asters

  6. Tasers

How to say assert in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assert in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of assert in a Sentence

  1. Albert Camus:

    To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    We can assert the same privilege as other presidents have.

  3. Elaine Rose Glickman:

    It’s a form of love and it’s a form of care to assert our authority with our children.

  4. United States:

    Americans expect United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.

  5. Dr. David M. Burns:

    Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

Images & Illustrations of assert

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