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claim

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of claim

  1. 1 an entitlement to something I'm announcing my claim to that last slice of pizza Synonyms of claim call, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, right Words Related to claim birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusal Near Antonyms of claim disclaimer, quitclaim, release, waiver

  2. 2 a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something a shareholder has a claim in the business Synonyms of claim interest, share, stakeWords Related to claim co-ownership, ownership, part, partnership, possession, title

  3. 3 a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something Galileo's claim that the moon has a very irregular surface and thus is not the perfect sphere that the ancients had imagined Synonyms of claim affirmation, assertion, asseveration, avouchment, avowal, protestation, declaration, insistence, professionWords Related to claim allegation; announcement, proclamation, pronouncement; argument, justification, rationalization, reason; confirmation, reaffirmation, reconfirmation, vindicationNear Antonyms of claim disclaimer; challenge, dispute, question; confutation, disproof, rebuttal, refutation; contradiction, denial, negationAntonyms of claim disavowal

  4. 4 something that someone insists upon having young children make great claims on their parents' time Synonyms of claim demand, dun, importunity, requisition, ultimatumWords Related to claim desire, request, want, wish; drive, need, requirement, stipulation; basic, essential, must; imposition; condition, provision


claim

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of claim

  1. 1 to state as a fact usually forcefully people who claim that they have been kidnapped by aliens from other worlds Synonyms of claim affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrant Words Related to claim announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassert Phrases put forth Near Antonyms of claim abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counter Antonyms of claim deny, gainsay

  2. 2 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority after many years had passed, he suddenly appeared to claim his inheritance Synonyms of claim call (for), demand, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)Words Related to claim ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, houndNear Antonyms of claim give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

  3. 3 to deprive of life cancer claims hundreds of thousands of Americans each year Synonyms of claim carry off, kill, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay, takeWords Related to claim bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack [slang]; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize (also euthanatize), put down; suicideNear Antonyms of claim raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms of claim animate

  4. 4 to have as a requirement caring for her three small children claims virtually all of her time Synonyms of claim bear, challenge, need, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrantWords Related to claim entail, involve; ask, beg, need, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulateNear Antonyms of claim own, possessAntonyms of claim have, hold

Synonym Discussion of claim

demand, claim, require, exact mean to ask or call for something as due or as necessary. demand implies peremptoriness and insistence and often the right to make requests that are to be regarded as commands.
    • demanded payment of the debt
claim implies a demand for the delivery or concession of something due as one's own or one's right.
    • claimed the right to manage his own affairs
require suggests the imperativeness that arises from inner necessity, compulsion of law or regulation, or the exigencies of the situation.
    • the patient requires constant attention
exact implies not only demanding but getting what one demands.
    • exacts absolute loyalty

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