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claim

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of claim

  1. 1 an entitlement to something <I'm announcing my claim to that last slice of pizza> Synonyms call, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, right Related Words birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusal Near Antonyms disclaimer, quitclaim, release, waiver

  2. 2 a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something <a shareholder has a claim in the business> Synonyms interest, share, stakeRelated Words co-ownership, ownership, part, partnership, possession, title

  3. 3 a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something <Galileo's claim that the moon has a very irregular surface and thus is not the perfect sphere that the ancients had imagined> Synonyms affirmation, assertion, asseveration, avouchment, avowal, protestation, declaration, insistence, professionRelated Words allegation; announcement, proclamation, pronouncement; argument, justification, rationalization, reason; confirmation, reaffirmation, reconfirmation, vindicationNear Antonyms disclaimer; challenge, dispute, question; confutation, disproof, rebuttal, refutation; contradiction, denial, negationAntonyms disavowal

  4. 4 something that someone insists upon having <young children make great claims on their parents' time> Synonyms demand, dun, importunity, requisition, ultimatumRelated Words desire, request, want, wish; drive, need, requirement, stipulation; basic, essential, must; imposition; condition, provision




claim

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of claim

  1. 1 to state as a fact usually forcefully <people who claim that they have been kidnapped by aliens from other worlds> Synonyms affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrant Related Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassert Phrases put forth Near Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counter Antonyms deny, gainsay

  2. 2 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority <after many years had passed, he suddenly appeared to claim his inheritance> Synonyms call (for), demand, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)Related Words ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, houndNear Antonyms give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

  3. 3 to deprive of life <cancer claims hundreds of thousands of Americans each year> Synonyms carry off, kill, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay, takeRelated Words bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack [slang]; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize (also euthanatize), put down; suicideNear Antonyms raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms animate

  4. 4 to have as a requirement <caring for her three small children claims virtually all of her time> Synonyms bear, challenge, need, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrantRelated Words entail, involve; ask, beg, need, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulateNear Antonyms own, possessAntonyms have, hold




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