Definitions of assert

  1. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. state categorically Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To maintain; to defend. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. To declare strongly: to affirm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To affirm; declare; maintain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. To affirm positively; to maintain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. This means to declare, maintain and to charge as being true. thelawdictionary.org
  15. as-s[.e]rt', 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. asser[)e]re (superl. assertum), aliquem manu in libertatem, to lay hands on a slave in token of manumission, hence to protect, affirm, declare--ad, to, and ser[)e]re, to join. Cf. SERIES.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Vindicate a claim to (rights); a. oneself, insist upon one\'s rights; declare. Hence assertable, assertive, aa., assertively adv., assertiveness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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