- 1State a fact or belief confidently and forcefully: [with clause]: the company asserts that the cuts will not affect development [with object]: he asserted his innocence [with direct speech]: “I don’t know why she came,” he assertedMore example sentences
- These types of beliefs, he asserts, are closely connected to languages and texts.
- Neither does he explicitly assert that our natural beliefs are true.
- I would however assert that the belief in absolute truth requires an attempt to follow it as best as possible.
- 1.1 [with object] Cause others to recognize (one’s authority or a right) by confident and forceful behavior: the good librarian is able to assert authority when requiredMore example sentences
insist on, stand up for, uphold, defend, contend, establish, press for, push for, stress
- The rights were asserted as fundamental entitlements recognized by the international community.
- What would have happened if the Thai authorities had asserted their jurisdiction over the offence here?
- They are conducted in order to assert authority and extend influence.
- 1.2 (assert oneself) Behave or speak in a confident and forceful manner: it was time to assert himselfMore example sentences
- Please stay the nice person that you are, but learn also to assert yourself and to speak up for yourself.
- Likewise, democracy empowers disaffected minorities to speak out and assert themselves along ethnic, religious, or tribal lines.
- These classes have been a source of great entertainment for the youth of the area and have resulted in many a shy child getting the confidence to assert themselves.
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- The general principle in civil litigation is that the burden of proof lies on the asserter of a claim.
- The true principles of national glory are opened by the grandeur of the minds of these assertors of political freedom.
- But these assertors assert the opposite of this.
early 17th century: from Latin asserere 'claim, affirm', from ad- 'to' + serere 'to join'.