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CLAIM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does claim mean? 

CLAIM (noun)
  The noun CLAIM has 6 senses:

1. an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
2. an assertion that something is true or factual
3. demand for something as rightful or due
4. an informal right to something
5. an established or recognized right
6. a demand especially in the phrase

  Familiarity information: CLAIM used as a noun is common.


CLAIM (verb)
  The verb CLAIM has 5 senses:

1. assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
2. demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
3. ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
4. lay claim to; as of an idea
5. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

  Familiarity information: CLAIM used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLAIM (noun)


Sense 1claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An assertion of a right (as to money or property)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his claim asked for damages

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "claim"):

cause of action (a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action)

pretension (the advancing of a claim)


Sense 2claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An assertion that something is true or factual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

his claim that he was innocent / evidence contradicted the government's claims

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "claim"):

allegation; allegement (statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove)


Sense 3claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Demand for something as rightful or due

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

demand (the act of demanding)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "claim"):

insurance claim (demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy)


Sense 4claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal right to something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

claim; title

Context examples:

his claim on her attentions / his title to fame

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)


Sense 5claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An established or recognized right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

claim; title

Context examples:

a strong legal claim to the property / he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate / he staked his claim

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

legal right (a right based in law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "claim"):

own right (by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved)

entitlement (right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits))


Sense 6claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A demand especially in the phrase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

call; claim

Context example:

the call of duty

Hypernyms ("claim" is a kind of...):

demand (an urgent or peremptory request)


CLAIM (verb)


Sense 1claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He claimed that he killed the burglar

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

affirm (say yes to)

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

charge (make an accusatory claim)

profess (practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about)

purport (have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming)

make out (try to establish)

contend; postulate (maintain or assert)

pretend; profess (state insincerely)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

They claim to move

Antonym:

disclaim (make a disclaimer about)


Sense 2claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

arrogate; lay claim; claim

Context examples:

He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter / Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident

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

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

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

pretend (put forward a claim and assert right or possession of)

requisition (demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service)

arrogate; assign (make undue claims to having)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

forfeit (lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime)


Sense 3claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

They claimed on the maximum allowable amount

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

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

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

demand; exact (claim as due or just)

counterclaim (set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim)

demand (lay legal claim to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lay claim to; as of an idea

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

claim; take

Context example:

She took credit for the whole idea

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

affirm; assert; aver; avow; swan; swear; verify (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Antonym:

disclaim (renounce a legal claim or title to)


Sense 5claim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

exact; claim; take

Context examples:

the accident claimed three lives / The hard work took its toll on her

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

ask; call for; demand; involve; necessitate; need; postulate; require; take (require as useful, just, or proper)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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