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assert

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of assert

  1. 1 to state clearly and strongly <a superpatriot who is never afraid to assert her allegiance to flag and country> Synonyms affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, profess Related Words advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize; reaffirm, reassert Near Antonyms minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook

  2. 2 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> Synonyms argue, contend, maintain, plead, reasonRelated Words adduce, cite, mention; claim, insist; affirm, aver, avouch, avow; advance, give, offer, propose, submit; advise, counsel, recommend, suggest, urge; convince, persuade; advocate, champion, defend, enforce, espouse, support; explain, justify, rationalize; consider, debate, discuss; confute, counter, disprove, rebut, refute

  3. 3 to state as a fact usually forcefully <vigorously asserted that what passes for art these days is absolute rubbish> Synonyms affirm, allege, claim, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantRelated Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms deny, gainsay




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