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
It wasn't until I heard of a man by the name of Bernie Sanders that I began to question and assert and recognize my inherent value as a human being that deserves health care, housing, education and a living wage.
This is the identical approach taken by Chairman (Darrell) Issa when he served as chairman of the Oversight Committee -- forcing witnesses to appear in person to assert their Fifth Amendment rights just for a photo op, mr. Pagliano's testimony has nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks and everything to do with Republicans' insatiable desire to derail Secretary Clinton's presidential bid.
It's always' let's wait and get through the midterms and then we'll rein the President in' or' then we'll assert our constitutional prerogatives,' but we've got to be all together now.
It would be more effective to demonstrate broader international concerns if Australia were to assert freedom of navigation under its own political and operational banner and not to ride U.S. coat-tails.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
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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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