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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 of crime.
asserts = says
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She asserts that her opponent lacks managerial experience.
  • asserts = says
  • 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
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Let 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 = state or say
  • Who is Peter Van Houten to assert as fact the conjecture that our labor is temporary?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • assert = say (that something is true)
  • "Today, Wonderland will be rid of Alyss Heart for good!" Jack of Diamonds asserted with a puffing out of his already puffed-out belly.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • asserted = said forcefully
  • My dear son, I entreat you never to make such an assertion again.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • assertion = statement
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He said in the famous "acid" tone that Counsel knew so well: "Do I understand you to assert that women are not subject to homicidal mania?"
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • assert = say (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)

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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
  • 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
  • Dill's maleness was beginning to assert itself.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assert = to be forceful in exercising influence
  • Louie looked up, saw a face he didn't recognize, and felt an upswell of dread, knowing that a new guard would likely assert his authority.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 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
  • Even now he dared not assert himself but held the Bible uncertainly in his hands and asked, "What would you have me read, sir?"
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
assert = be forceful in exercising influence or rights

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