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assert
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: asserted her authority Define
to be forceful in exercising rights
  • Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.

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  • She says women should assert themselves more.
  • To have a well-behaved dog, it is important that you assert your dominance.

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as in: asserted her opinion that... Define
to say that something is true -- especially something disputed
  • "I’ve done some nice things out on Long Island," asserted Mr. McKee.
  • I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.

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  • The defense also asserts that the defendant has no previous record.
  • She asserts that her opponent lacks managerial experience.

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as in: asserted her opinion that... Define
to say that something is true -- especially something disputed
as in: asserted her authority Define
to be forceful in exercising rights
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