To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
To avow; confess.
(--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
To make an open declaration of; affirm
To give (someone) authorization or sanction to do something
To offer as a plea, excuse, etc.
To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
To state positively, with assurance, or as an opinion
(Usually of a cause) to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for
In litigation, to oppose a claimant’s case; to advance or protect one’s own adverse interests. Also, as an attorney, to represent the defendant in a criminal case or civil proceeding.
To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
Maintain is defined as to keep in a current state in order to prevent from failing or breaking or to carry on or to support or provide.
To assert as defense, vindication, or excuse; claim as a plea:
(Intransitive) Assume or maintain a pose; strike an attitude.
Stress is defined as causing mental and physical strain or tension.
To offer as a proposition or contention:
To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
To articulate (words); pronounce or speak:
The definition of vaunt is to brag.
To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of:
To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, etc.; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
To assert or maintain:
To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
(Idiomatic) To change the time in a time zone to a later time.
- 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
Find another word for assert. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for assert, like: state, declare, affirm, aver, avow, avouch, attest, profess, asseverate, warrant and cite.