To assert a claim to
demand, lay claim to, stake out a claim, exact, challenge, claim as one's due, demand as a right, command, insist upon, pretend to, assert one's right to, make a stand, call upon one for, petition, ask for, call for, require, deserve, have dibs on*; see also require 2.
demand, declaration, pretense, requisition, profession, entreaty, petition, suit, ultimatum, call, request, requirement, application, postulation, protestation, case, pretension, assertion, allegation, plea, counterclaim, right, interest, title, part, stake; see also appeal 1, contention 2.
To assert one's right to:demand. Idiom: lay claim to. See give, owned, request
To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example):assert, vindicate. See attack
To put into words positively and with conviction:affirm, allege, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, hold, maintain, say, state. Idiom: have it. See affirm
To ask for urgently or insistently:call for, demand, exact, insist on (or upon), require, requisition. Idiom: cry out for. See request
The act of demanding:call, cry, demand, exaction, requisition. See request
A legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due:pretense, pretension, title. (Slang) dibs. See owned, request
A right or legal share in something:interest, portion, stake, title. See part
The act of asserting positively:affirmation, allegation, assertion, asseveration, averment, declaration, statement. See affirm