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assert

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1 to state clearly and strongly
  • a superpatriot who is never afraid to assert her allegiance to flag and country
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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 school was to remain open
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3 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • He vigorously asserted that what passes for art these days is absolute rubbish.
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put forth

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assert, declare, affirm, protest, avow mean to state positively usually in anticipation of denial or objection. assert implies stating confidently without need for proof or regard for evidence.
    • asserted that modern music is just noise
declare stresses open or public statement.
    • declared her support for the candidate
affirm implies conviction based on evidence, experience, or faith.
    • affirmed the existence of an afterlife
protest emphasizes affirming in the face of denial or doubt.
    • protested that he really had been misquoted
avow stresses frank declaration and acknowledgment of personal responsibility for what is declared.
    • avowed that all investors would be repaid in full

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