Definition of assert
: to speak or act in a manner that compels recognition especially of one's rights … she wants him to learn to assert himself with people in positions of authority. — Malcolm Gladwell
Examples of assert in a Sentence
He asserted that there were spies in the government.
She asserted her independence from her parents by getting her own apartment.
The boss was reluctant to assert his authority over his employees.
Recent Examples of assert from the Web
Mixon entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there was likely enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault while still asserting innocence.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) asserted Wednesday that his state stood to lose $595 million this year in federal money that has been used to expand Medicaid.
While on his annual vacation in Oahu, Obama asserted himself forcefully on two foreign policy issues that put him in direct conflict with Trump.
As street wear continued asserting its dominance over suiting, one garment became utterly ubiquitous: the bomber jacket.
Taubes asserts that the damage to the diet-soda business had been done.
In all, 119 congressional committees or subcommittees assert some kind of jurisdiction over DHS.
Last night it was asserted on Andrew’s show that the fall of KLOL lead to the rise of conservative talk radio in Houston.
Afghans want to fully assert their sovereignty and build a lasting peace.
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Origin and Etymology of assert
Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, from ad- + serere to join — more at series
First Known Use: circa 1604
Synonym Discussion of assert
synonyms see in addition maintain
ASSERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assert for English Language Learners
: to state (something) in a strong and definite way
: to demand that other people accept or respect (something)
ASSERT Defined for Kids
Definition of assert for Students
1 : to state clearly and strongly assert an opinion
2 : to make others aware of assert your independence
3 : to speak or act in a way that demands attention or recognition If you want people to listen, you have to assert yourself.
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