Definition of assertion in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsərSH(ə)n/


1A confident and forceful statement of fact or belief: [with clause]: his assertion that his father had deserted the family
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  • He is criticizing the assertion that to weigh more than that is to be obese.
  • If not, doesn't this simply verify the assertion that such orders are a joke in this Internet age?
  • In practice, there are many venture capitalists who will protest the assertion that all they want is to make a quick buck.
declaration, contention, statement, claim, opinion, proclamation, announcement, pronouncement, protestation, avowal
formal averment
rare asseveration
1.1The action of stating something or exercising authority confidently and forcefully: the assertion of his legal rights
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  • That was a novel and quite astounding assertion at that stage of human legal development.
  • At the function that I attended, too, a number of articles spoke of this assertion on their past.
  • The events since the last two elections support this assertion, a point to which I will return.
defense of, upholding of;
insistence on

Words that rhyme with assertion

animadversion, aspersion, aversion, bioconversion, Cistercian, coercion, conversion, desertion, disconcertion, dispersion, diversion, emersion, excursion, exertion, extroversion, immersion, incursion, insertion, interspersion, introversion, Persian, perversion, submersion, subversion, tertian, version

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Syllabification: as·ser·tion

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