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Another word for assert

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Verb
  1. To put into words positively and with conviction

      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
      3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
      1. (Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
      2. To assert to be true; affirm:
      3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
      1. To put forth reasons for or against something:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
      1. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm.
      2. To state seriously or positively; assert
      1. To affirm positively; declare:
      2. (Law) To assert formally as a fact.
      3. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
      1. To acknowledge openly; avow
      2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
      3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
      1. To declare openly or admit frankly
      2. To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
      3. To state positively; declare:
      1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
      2. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      3. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
      1. To strive in combat; fight
      2. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      3. To hold to be a fact; assert
      1. To make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
      2. To say positively or emphatically
      3. To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
      1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
      2. To stop the movement or progress of:
      3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
      1. To declare to be true; affirm:
      2. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
      3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
      1. To state as a determination of fact:
      2. For instance:
      3. To express in words; state; declare; tell
      1. To express or present in a nonverbal way
      2. To set forth in words; declare.
      3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
    Idioms:
    See also:

    affirm

  2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example)

      1. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
      2. To deserve or call for; require:
      3. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      1. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
      2. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
      3. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
    See also:

    attack

Another word for assert

Verb
  1. To state positively

      1. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
      2. To set forth in words; declare.
      3. To express or present in a nonverbal way
      1. To state as a determination of fact:
      2. For instance:
      3. To express in words; state; declare; tell
      1. To make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
      2. To say positively or emphatically
      3. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
      1. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
      2. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
      1. To affirm positively; declare:
      2. (Law) To assert formally as a fact.
      3. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
      1. To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly:
      2. To declare openly or admit frankly
      3. To state positively; declare:
      1. To acknowledge openly; avow
      2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
      3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
      1. To supply or be evidence of:
      2. (--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
      3. (Linguis.) To verify the existence of (a form believed to have occurred in a language)
      1. To practice as a profession or claim knowledge of:
      2. To take the vows of a religious order or congregation.
      3. To receive into a religious order or congregation.
      1. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm.
      2. To state seriously or positively; assert
      1. To justify; to give grounds for.
      2. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
      3. (Informal) To state with confidence; affirm emphatically
    See also:

    declare

  2. To maintain

      1. To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to:
      2. To refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
      3. To mention in a citation
      1. (Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
      2. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
      3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
      1. To move against another, as when attacking:
      2. To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary):
      3. To cause to move forward:
    See also:

    support

Synonym Study

  • Warrant , in this comparison, is colloquial, and implies positiveness by the speaker I warrant they'll be late again See also syn. study at declare.
  • Avouch implies firsthand knowledge or authority on the part of the speaker
  • Aver connotes implicit confidence in the truth of one's statement from one's own knowledge of the matter
  • Affirm implies deep conviction in one's statement or the unlikelihood of denial by another she affirmed her innocence
  • To declare is to assert openly or formally, often in the face of opposition they declared their independence
  • To assert is to state positively with great confidence but with no objective proof to assert that human nature will never change