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Synonyms for assert
əˈsɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assert, asseverate, maintain(verb)

    state categorically

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, aver, keep up, avow, defend, put forward, swan, swear, maintain, insist, exert, uphold, preserve, verify

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    "Before God I swear I am innocent"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. assert, put forward(verb)

    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

    "Women should assert themselves more!"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. insist, assert(verb)

    assert to be true

    "The letter asserts a free society"

    Synonyms:
    swear, importune, asseverate, maintain, insist, verify, take a firm stand, put forward, swan, affirm, avow, aver

Wiktionary

  1. assert(noun)

    an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  2. assert(verb)

    To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, aver

  3. assert(verb)

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, aver, affirm

  4. assert(verb)

    to make true; to make equal to 1.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  5. assert(verb)

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, aver, affirm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assert

    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.

    Synonyms:
    adduce, advance, affirm, allege, asseverate, assign, aver, cite, claim, declare, introduce, maintain, offer, plead, produce, say, state

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assert

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, declare, pronounce, depose, maintain, statement, avow, avouch, affirm, allege, protest, claim

    Antonyms:
    deny, contradict, contravene, waive, abandon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affirm, declare, pronounce, express, aver, allege, asseverate, protest, avow, predicate, lay down

  2. assert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vindicate, defend, claim, maintain, uphold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    affirm, claim, argue, enforce, say, vindicate, reaffirm, confirm

How to use assert in a sentence?

  1. Albert Camus:

    To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    We can assert the same privilege as other presidents have.

  3. Elaine Rose Glickman:

    It’s a form of love and it’s a form of care to assert our authority with our children.

  4. United States:

    Americans expect United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values.

  5. Dr. David M. Burns:

    Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

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