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assertion

Line breaks: as¦ser|tion
Pronunciation: /əˈsəːʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of assertion in English:

noun

1A confident and forceful statement of fact or belief: [with clause]: his assertion that his father had deserted the family
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1 [mass noun] The action of asserting something: the assertion of his legal rights
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
defence, upholding;
insistence on

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin assertio(n-), from the verb asserere (see assert).

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