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"
vagabond, depose, put forward, ramble, support, range, trust, bank, stray, rove, roll, rely, say, cast, imprecate, avouch, insist, wander, control, corroborate, confirm, affirm, swan, curse, blaspheme, tramp, avow, allege, verify, asseverate, aver, maintain, drift, sustain, substantiate, depone, roam, swear, cuss
assert, put forward(verb)
insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
"Women should assert themselves more!"
put up, aver, invoke, call down, affirm, insist, nominate, bring up, state, arouse, stir, submit, posit, avow, put forward, swan, conjure, asseverate, evoke, swear, maintain, call forth, raise, verify, conjure up
assert to be true
"The letter asserts a free society"
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To allege is formally to state as true or capable of proof, but without proving. To adduce, literally to lead to, is to bring the evidence up to what has been alleged. Adduce is a secondary word; nothing can be adduced in evidence till something has been stated or alleged, which the evidence is to sustain. An alleged fact stands open to question or doubt. To speak of an alleged document, an alleged will, an alleged crime, is either to question, or at least very carefully to refrain from admitting, that the document exists, that the will is genuine, or that the crime has been committed. Alleged is, however, respectful; to speak of the "so-called" will or deed, etc., would be to cast discredit upon the document, and imply that the speaker was ready to brand it as unquestionably spurious; alleged simply concedes nothing and leaves the question open. To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons. Adduce is not used of persons; of them we say introduce or produce. When an alleged criminal is brought to trial, the counsel on either side are accustomed to advance a theory, and adduce the strongest possible evidence in its support; they will produce documents and witnesses, cite precedents, assign reasons, introduce suggestions, offer pleas. The accused will usually assert his innocence. Compare STATE.
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How to use 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.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
“I emphatically do not assert the general ‘truth’ of this philosophy of punctuational change. Any attempt to support the exclusive validity of such a grandiose notion would border on the nonsensical.”
We're not children, we're adults, we really want to assert our choices, and not the choices of the politicians who do not live up to them.
I believe many men, under similar circumstances, have shared my preference for silence while encouraging women to assert their reproductive rights, while eschewing opinion, I believe burying the facts is neither moral nor noble in the face of heated emotions and recent efforts to make abortion again illegal. I think it important to remind Norman Pearlstine and to tell others what life was like before Roe vs. Wade.
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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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