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claims

verb
present tense third-person singular of claim

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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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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4 to have as a requirement
  • caring for her three small children claims virtually all of her time

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claims

noun
plural of claim

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1 an entitlement to something
  • I'm 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 parents' time

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“Claims.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/claims. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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