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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 call, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, right Related Words birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusal Near Antonyms 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 interest, share, stakeRelated Words 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 affirmation, assertion, asseveration, avouchment, avowal, protestation, declaration, insistence, professionRelated Words allegation; announcement, proclamation, pronouncement; argument, justification, rationalization, reason; confirmation, reaffirmation, reconfirmation, vindicationNear Antonyms disclaimer; challenge, dispute, question; confutation, disproof, rebuttal, refutation; contradiction, denial, negationAntonyms disavowal

  4. 4 something that someone insists upon having young children make great claims on their parents' time Synonyms demand, dun, importunity, requisition, ultimatumRelated Words 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 affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrant Related Words announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassert Phrases put forth Near Antonyms abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counter Antonyms 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 call (for), demand, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)Related Words ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, houndNear Antonyms give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

  3. 3 to deprive of life cancer claims hundreds of thousands of Americans each year Synonyms carry off, kill, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay, takeRelated Words 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 raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms animate

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


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