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assert
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1  —as in:
asserted her opinion that...
Definition to say that something is true — especially something disputed
  • The defense also asserts that the defendant has no previous record.
asserts = says (that something is true — especially something disputed)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She asserts that her opponent lacks managerial experience.
  • asserts = says
  • [L]et me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself;
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt  --  First Inaugural Address (1933 during The Great Depression)
  • assert = say (that something is true — especially something disputed)
  • She uses statistics to support her assertion that the regulators are barring competition in the industry rather than preventing abuses.
  • assertion = statement that something is true
  • So Ralph asserted his chieftainship and could not have chosen a better way if he had thought for days.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • asserted = made a non-verbal statement claiming
  • I had to take it back. But not here. ... At Devon, where every stick of furniture didn't assert that Finny was a part of it, I could make it up to him.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • assert = say (that something is true)
  • Already, however, the legal tongues are wagging, and one young law student is loudly asserting that the rights of the owner are already completely sacrificed, his property being held in contravention of the statues of mortmain, since the tiller, as emblemship, if not proof, of delegated possession, is held in a dead hand.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • asserting = saying
  • But the thought asserted itself, and persisted, until it produced a vision of his body totally frozen.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • asserted = presented itself forcefully (as though to say it was true)
  • This dark assertion will be illuminated later on.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Magi
  • assertion = statement that something is true
  • This is no passing and idle word, but truth and fact; and the assertion is verified by the position to which these qualities have raised the state.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles's Funeral Oration

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2  —as in:
asserted her authority
Definition to be forceful in exercising influence or rights
  • She says women should assert themselves more.
assert = be forceful in exercising influence or rights
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • To have a well-behaved dog, it is important that you assert your dominance.
  • assert = be forceful in exercising influence or rights
  • No central government can assert control over the outlying tribes.
  • assert = be forceful in exercising rights
  • The students are clamoring to assert their rights.
  • assert = be forceful in exercising rights
  • The ball rises until gravity asserts its dominance.
  • asserts = is forceful in exercising its influence
  • He seemed to have moved beyond his need to assert so adamantly his autonomy, his need to separate himself from his parents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • assert = forcefully put into action
  • He has denied to me since that it was hysterics, and insisted that it was only his sense of humor asserting itself under very terrible conditions.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • asserting = forcefully exercising influence
  • Devon is sometimes considered the most beautiful school in New England, and even on this dismal afternoon its power was asserted.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • asserted = exercised forcefully
  • "Who you callin' punk?" B. J. had asserted without fear.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • asserted = forcefully exercised rights
  • Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
asserted = was forceful

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