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ASSERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assert mean? 

ASSERT (verb)
  The verb ASSERT has 4 senses:

1. state categorically
2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
3. insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
4. assert to be true

  Familiarity information: ASSERT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSERT (verb)


Sense 1assert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State categorically

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

assert; asseverate; maintain

Hypernyms (to "assert" is one way to...):

insist; take a firm stand (be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assert"):

allege; aver; say (report or maintain)

predicate; proclaim (affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They assert that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2assert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

swan; avow; swear; aver; assert; affirm; verify

Context example:

Before God I swear I am innocent

Hypernyms (to "assert" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assert"):

hold (assert or affirm)

claim; take (lay claim to; as of an idea)

attest (authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity)

declare (state firmly)

protest (affirm or avow formally or solemnly)

assure; tell (inform positively and with certainty and confidence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They assert that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3assert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put forward; assert

Context example:

Women should assert themselves more!

Hypernyms (to "assert" is one way to...):

acquit; bear; behave; carry; comport; conduct; deport (behave in a certain manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4assert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assert to be true

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

insist; assert

Context example:

The letter asserts a free society

Hypernyms (to "assert" is one way to...):

posit; postulate (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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