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Assert

As`sert´
v. t.1.To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
[imp. & p. p. Asserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Asserting.]
2.To maintain; to defend.
That . . . I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.
- Milton.
I will assert it from the scandal.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.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.
To assert one's self
to claim or vindicate one's rights or position; to demand recognition.
Verb1.assert - state categorically
Synonyms: asseverate, maintain
2.assert - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
Synonyms: avow, swan, swear, affirm, aver, verify
3.assert - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!"
Synonyms: put forward
4.assert - assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
Synonyms: insist
ADEPT Subsystem for Scanning of Electronic Received Traffic (ADEPT, mil., USA)advance, advocate, allege in support, announce, annunciate, answer, argue, argue for, assever, asseverate, avouch, avow, brook no denial, champion, confess, contend, contend for, counter, enunciate, espouse, express the belief, have, hold, insist, insist on, insist upon, issue a manifesto, lay down, make a plea, manifesto, nuncupate, persist, plead for, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, propose, propound, protest, put, put it, quote, rebut, recite, relate, reply, respond, riposte, say, say in defense, set down, set forth, speak, speak for, speak out, speak up, speak up for, stand for, stand on, stand up for, stick to, stick up for, submit, sustain, swear, take no denial, urge, urge reasons for, vow, warrant
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