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claim

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1 an entitlement to something

  • Iʼm announcing my claim to that last slice of pizza
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2 a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something

  • a shareholder has a claim in the business
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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
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4 something that someone insists upon having

  • young children make great claims on their parentsʼ time
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claim

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1 to state as a fact usually forcefully

  • people who claim that they have been kidnapped by aliens from other worlds
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put forth

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2 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority

  • after many years had passed, he suddenly appeared to claim his inheritance
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3 to deprive of life

  • cancer claims hundreds of thousands of Americans each year
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do away with, do for [chiefly British], make away with

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4 to have as a requirement

  • caring for her three small children claims virtually all of her time
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call for

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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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