Definition of ASSERT

to state clearly and strongly <a superpatriot who is never afraid to assert her allegiance to flag and country>
to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <asserted that a new roof would be necessary if the church was to remain open>
to state as a fact usually forcefully <vigorously asserted that what passes for art these days is absolute rubbish>
Antonyms deny, gainsay

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