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assert
American English: /əˈsərt/
British English: /əˈsəːt/

Translation of assert in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (declare)
    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.
  • 2 (demonstrate, enforce)
    (superiority)
    reafirmar
    dejar sentado
    (rights/claims)
    hacer valer
    reivindicar
    to assert one's authority
    imponer su ( or mi etc) autoridad
    Example sentences
    • 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.

reflexive verb

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