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assert

verb

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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 church was to remain open

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3 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • vigorously asserted that what passes for art these days is absolute rubbish

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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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The first known use of assert was circa 1604

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“Assert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assert. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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