What does assert mean?

Definitions for assert
əˈsɜrtas·sert

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word assert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assert, asseverate, maintainverb

    state categorically

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swearverb

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

  3. assert, put forwardverb

    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

    "Women should assert themselves more!"

  4. insist, assertverb

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

Wiktionary

  1. assertnoun

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

  2. assertverb

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

    he would often assert his beliefs to us

  3. assertverb

    To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

  4. assertverb

    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. assertverb

    to make true; to make equal to 1.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ASSERTverb

    Etymology: assero, Lat.

    Your forefathers have asserted the party which they chose till death, and died for its defence. John Dryden, Virgil, Dedication.

    Nor can the grovelling mind,
    In the dark dungeon of the limbs confin’d,
    Assert the native skies, or own its heav’nly kind. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. assert

    To assert is to state a fact, belief, or opinion confidently and firmly. It often implies that the speaker is expecting or challenging others to accept their point of view. It can also refer to enforcing a right or exercising a power forcefully.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assertverb

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

  2. Assertverb

    to maintain; to defend

  3. Assertverb

    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. stares

  3. tarses

  4. tasers

  5. Tasers

  6. asters

  7. tasser

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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. Hermann Hesse:

    There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

  2. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    Today Nato should invoke article 5 of our NATO agreement, which basically says an attack on an ally is an attack on us and an attack on all of the Western world, we as Americans must assert leadership and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with France and the French people.

  3. George Washington:

    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.

  4. Michael Bloomberg:

    But I believe that 'We the People' cannot afford to elect another Congress that lacks the courage to reach across the aisle and the independence to assert its constitutional authority.

  5. Ezra Rosser:

    We have to recognize that we imposed a genocide on tribes and we imposed harsh measures toward any government structure that they had, to me, it's not surprising that it would take somewhat deep into the self-determination era for tribes to be in a position to assert some of these rights.

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