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assert
used in Frankenstein

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
asserted her opinion that...
Definition
to say that something is true — especially something disputed
  • My dear son, I entreat you never to make such an assertion again.
    Chapter 22 (15% in)
assertion = statement (in this case, that something happened)

(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.)
  • My father had often, during my imprisonment, heard me make the same assertion; when I thus accused myself, he sometimes seemed to desire an explanation, and at others he appeared to consider it as the offspring of delirium, and that, during my illness, some idea of this kind had presented itself to my imagination, the remembrance of which I preserved in my convalescence.
    Chapter 22 (9% in)
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.)
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2  —1 use as in:
asserted her authority
Definition
to be forceful in exercising influence or rights
  • Chance—or rather the evil influence, the Angel of Destruction, which asserted omnipotent sway over me from the moment I turned my reluctant steps from my father's door—led me first to M. Krempe, professor of natural philosophy.
    Chapter 3 (43% in)
asserted = exercised forceful influence
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