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English noun: claim

1. claim (communication) an assertion of a right (as to money or property)


SamplesHis claim asked for damages.


Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment


Narrower (hyponym)cause of action, dibs, pretension

2. claim (communication) an assertion that something is true or factual


SamplesHis claim that he was innocent.
Evidence contradicted the government's claims.


Broader (hypernym)assertion, asseveration, averment


Narrower (hyponym)allegation, allegement

3. claim (act) demand for something as rightful or due


SamplesThey struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day.


Broader (hypernym)demand


Narrower (hyponym)insurance claim

4. claim (attribute) an informal right to something


SamplesHis claim on her attentions.
His title to fame.


Synonymstitle


Broader (hypernym)right

5. claim (attribute) an established or recognized right


SamplesA strong legal claim to the property.
He had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate.
He staked his claim.


Synonymstitle


Broader (hypernym)legal right


Narrower (hyponym)entitlement, own right

6. claim (communication) a demand especially in the phrase


SamplesThe call of duty.


Synonymscall


Broader (hypernym)demand


English verb: claim

1. claim (communication) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing


SamplesHe claimed that he killed the burglar.


ExamplesThey claim to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm


Narrower (hyponym)charge, contend, make out, postulate, pretend, profess, profess, purport


Antonymsdisclaim

2. claim (possession) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to


SamplesHe claimed his suitcases at the airline counter.
Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident.


Synonymsarrogate, lay claim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)arrogate, assign, pretend, requisition


Verb groupclaim, take


Antonymsforfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forego, forgo

3. claim (communication) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example


SamplesThey claimed on the maximum allowable amount.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)counterclaim, demand, demand, exact

4. claim (communication) lay claim to; as of an idea


SamplesShe took credit for the whole idea.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify


Verb grouparrogate, claim, lay claim


Antonymsdisclaim

5. claim (communication) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs


SamplesThe accident claimed three lives.
The hard work took its toll on her.


Synonymsexact, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take


Verb groupask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take









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