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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