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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(verb)

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  2. assert(verb)

    To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

    he would often assert his beliefs to us

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, aver

  3. assert(verb)

    To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, aver, affirm

  4. assert(verb)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  5. assert(verb)

    to make true; to make equal to 1.

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assert(v)

    Synonyms:
    affirm, state, say, aver, predicate, asseverate, maintain, declare

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use assert in a sentence?

  1. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    Today Nato should invoke article 5 of our NATO agreement, which basically says an attack on an ally is an attack on us and an attack on all of the Western world, we as Americans must assert leadership and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with France and the French people.

  2. Edward Snowden on Thursday:

    We have to have a discussion, we have to come forward with proposals to go 'how do we assert what our rights are, traditionally and digitally and to ensure that we can not just enjoy them, but we can protect them.

  3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    We as Americans must assert leadership and we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with France and the French people, this is a moment to bring us together.

  4. The President:

    Well, we don't have to. He's the President of the United States, we can assert the same privileges as other presidents have.

  5. Hugues Salone:

    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.


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