Synonyms and Antonyms of assert
1 to state clearly and strongly a superpatriot who is never afraid to assert her allegiance to flag and country Synonyms of assert affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, profess Words Related to assert 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 of assert minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
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 of assert argue, contend, maintain, plead, reasonWords Related to assert 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 to state as a fact usually forcefully vigorously asserted that what passes for art these days is absolute rubbish Synonyms of assert affirm, allege, claim, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantWords Related to assert announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of assert abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms of assert deny, gainsay
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