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Definitions of assert

  1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To maintain; to defend. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To maintain; to declare positively; to affirm; to defend by words; as, to asser our rights. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To declare strongly: to affirm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To affirm; declare; maintain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To state positively; affirm without proof; maintain as a right or claim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. state categorically Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To declare positively; to affirm; to maintain or defend; to vindicate a claim or title to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To affirm positively; to maintain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for assert

  1. How absurd to assert that any associates will do for children in the beginning! – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  2. It's horrid to have to assert one's self! – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester