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Sample Sentences Using
assert -- as in: asserted her authority
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as in: asserted her authority Define
to be forceful in exercising rights
  • She says women should assert themselves more.
  • To have a well-behaved dog, it is important that you assert your dominance.
  • No central government can assert control over the outlying tribes.
  • The students are clamoring to assert their rights.

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  • The ball rises until gravity asserts its dominance.
  • Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "Who you callin’ punk?" B. J. had asserted without fear.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
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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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