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English verb: assert

1. assert (communication) state categorically


ExamplesThey assert that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsasseverate, maintain


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


Broader (hypernym)insist, take a firm stand


Narrower (hyponym)allege, aver, predicate, proclaim, say

2. assert (communication) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true


SamplesBefore God I swear I am innocent.


ExamplesThey assert that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsaffirm, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify


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


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, protest, take, tell

3. assert (social) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized


SamplesWomen should assert themselves more!.


Synonymsput forward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

4. assert (cognition) assert to be true


SamplesThe letter asserts a free society.


Synonymsinsist


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)posit, postulate









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