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Assert - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assert' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assert [ v. t.]
- To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
- To maintain; to defend.
- To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.

Meaning of 'Assert' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assert [ v]
Meaning (1):
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Example in sentence:
  • Before God I swear I am innocent
Meaning (2):
- postulate positively and assertively
Example in sentence:
  • The letter asserts a free society
Meaning (3):
- insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
Example in sentence:
  • Women should assert themselves more!