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English noun: assertion

1. assertion (communication) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)


Synonymsasseveration, averment


Broader (hypernym)declaration


Narrower (hyponym)accusation, affirmation, avouchment, avowal, charge, claim, claim, contention, denial, disaffirmation, ipse dixit, ipsedixitism, testimony

2. assertion (communication) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something


Synonymsaffirmation, statement


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)say-so









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