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as·sert

 (ə-sûrt′)
tr.v. as·sert·ed, as·sert·ing, as·serts
1. To state or express positively; affirm: asserted his innocence.
2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
3. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate: asserted her independence.
Idiom:
assert oneself
To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.

[Latin asserere, assert- : ad-, ad- + serere, to join; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sert′a·ble, as·sert′i·ble adj.
as·sert′er, as·ser′tor n.

assert

(əˈsɜːt)
vb (tr)
1. to insist upon (rights, claims, etc)
2. (may take a clause as object) to state to be true; declare categorically
3. to put (oneself) forward in an insistent manner
[C17: from Latin asserere to join to oneself, from serere to join]
asˈserter, asˈsertor n
asˈsertible adj

as•sert

(əˈsɜrt)

v.t.
1. to state strongly; affirm; aver: He asserted his innocence.
2. to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.).
3. to state as having existence; affirm; postulate: to assert a first cause as necessary.
Idioms:
assert oneself, to claim one's rights or declare one's views firmly and forcefully.
[1595–1605; < Latin assertus, past participle of asserere to claim < as- + serere to link]
as•sert′ed•ly, adv.
as•sert′er, as•ser′tor, n.
as•sert′i•ble, adj.
syn: See declare.

assert


Past participle: asserted
Gerund: asserting

Imperative
assert
assert
Present
I assert
you assert
he/she/it asserts
we assert
you assert
they assert
Preterite
I asserted
you asserted
he/she/it asserted
we asserted
you asserted
they asserted
Present Continuous
I am asserting
you are asserting
he/she/it is asserting
we are asserting
you are asserting
they are asserting
Present Perfect
I have asserted
you have asserted
he/she/it has asserted
we have asserted
you have asserted
they have asserted
Past Continuous
I was asserting
you were asserting
he/she/it was asserting
we were asserting
you were asserting
they were asserting
Past Perfect
I had asserted
you had asserted
he/she/it had asserted
we had asserted
you had asserted
they had asserted
Future
I will assert
you will assert
he/she/it will assert
we will assert
you will assert
they will assert
Future Perfect
I will have asserted
you will have asserted
he/she/it will have asserted
we will have asserted
you will have asserted
they will have asserted
Future Continuous
I will be asserting
you will be asserting
he/she/it will be asserting
we will be asserting
you will be asserting
they will be asserting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been asserting
you have been asserting
he/she/it has been asserting
we have been asserting
you have been asserting
they have been asserting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been asserting
you will have been asserting
he/she/it will have been asserting
we will have been asserting
you will have been asserting
they will have been asserting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been asserting
you had been asserting
he/she/it had been asserting
we had been asserting
you had been asserting
they had been asserting
Conditional
I would assert
you would assert
he/she/it would assert
we would assert
you would assert
they would assert
Past Conditional
I would have asserted
you would have asserted
he/she/it would have asserted
we would have asserted
you would have asserted
they would have asserted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assert - state categoricallyassert - state categorically      
insist, take a firm stand - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
allege, aver, say - report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
predicate, proclaim - affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
2.assert - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as trueassert - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
hold - assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
claim, take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
attest - authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
declare - state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
protest - affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence"
assure, tell - inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"
3.assert - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognizedassert - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!"
deport, comport, acquit, behave, conduct, bear, carry - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
4.assert - assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
postulate, posit - take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"

assert

verb
1. state, argue, maintain, declare, allege, swear, pronounce, contend, affirm, profess, attest, predicate, postulate, avow, aver, asseverate, avouch (archaic) He asserted that the bill violated the First Amendment.
state deny, refute, rebut
2. insist upon, stress, defend, uphold, put forward, vindicate, press, stand up for The republics began asserting their right to govern themselves.
insist upon retract, disavow, disclaim
assert yourself be forceful, put your foot down (informal), put yourself forward, make your presence felt, exert your influence He's speaking up and asserting himself much more now.

assert

verb
1. To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example):
Translations
يُأكِّـديُـصِـر عَلى
tvrdittrvat na
fastholdehævdeholde fast på
puolustaaväittäävakuuttaa
staîhæfastanda fast á, halda fast fram
atkaklusbūti aktyviamreikalautireikštisužsispyręs
aizstāvētapgalvot
beyan etmekileri sürmeksavunmak

assert

[əˈsɜːt] VT
1. (= declare) → afirmar, aseverar; [+ innocence] → afirmar
2. (= insist on) [+ rights] → hacer valer
3. (= establish) [+ authority] → imponer
4. to assert o.simponerse

assert

[əˈsɜːrt] vt
(= establish) [+ authority] → affirmer
to assert o.s. → s'imposer, s'affirmer
(= declare) [+ innocence] → affirmer
(= state) [+ view, opinion] → affirmer

assert

vt
(= declare)behaupten; one’s innocencebeteuern
(= insist on) to assert one’s authorityseine Autorität geltend machen; to assert one’s rightssein Recht behaupten; to assert one’s independenceseine Unabhängigkeit demonstrieren; to assert oneselfsich behaupten or durchsetzen (over gegenüber); if you assert yourself too much you will lose their supportwenn Sie zu bestimmt auftreten, verlieren Sie ihre Unterstützung

assert

[əˈsɜːt] vt (declare) → affermare, asserire; (insist on, rights) → far valere
to assert o.s. → farsi valere

assert

(əˈsəːt) verb
1. to say definitely. She asserted that she had not borrowed his book.
2. to insist on. He should assert his independence.
asˈsertion (-ʃən) noun
asˈsertive (-tiv) adjective
(too) inclined to assert oneself.
assert oneself
to state one's opinions confidently and act in a way that will make people take notice of one. You must assert yourself more if you want promotion.

assert

vt. afirmar, sostener.
References in classic literature ?
Now to say that the honour I here mean, and which was, I thought, all the honour I could be supposed to mean, will uphold, much less dictate an untruth, is to assert an absurdity too shocking to be conceived.
I agree," answered Thwackum, with great warmth, "with a man who asserts honour to be antecedent to religion
Let us allow the deplorable fact to assert itself, once for all, in that manner, and pass on.
Chemists--I assert it emphatically--might sway, if they pleased, the destinies of humanity.
Year by year the Soldiers and Artisans began more vehemently to assert -- and with increasing truth -- that there was no great difference between them and the very highest class of Polygons, now that they were raised to an equality with the latter, and enabled to grapple with all the difficulties and solve all the problems of life, whether Statical or Kinetical, by the simple process of Colour Recognition.
My difficulty is, that I can't assert my authority, as guardian, if I assume my niece (as I do) to be a married woman.
Neither you nor I can assert the smallest right to control her.
Thus trained in the exercise not only of free will, but despotic authority, Rowena was, by her previous education, disposed both to resist and to resent any attempt to control her affections, or dispose of her hand contrary to her inclinations, and to assert her independence in a case in which even those females who have been trained up to obedience and subjection, are not infrequently apt to dispute the authority of guardians and parents.
By God, gentlemen," said Don Quixote, "so many strange things have happened to me in this castle on the two occasions on which I have sojourned in it, that I will not venture to assert anything positively in reply to any question touching anything it contains; for it is my belief that everything that goes on within it goes by enchantment.
But said one of the four servants, "Unless, indeed, this is a deliberate joke, I cannot bring myself to believe that men so intelligent as those present are, or seem to be, can venture to declare and assert that this is not a basin, and that not a pack-saddle; but as I perceive that they do assert and declare it, I can only come to the conclusion that there is some mystery in this persistence in what is so opposed to the evidence of experience and truth itself; for I swear by"- and here he rapped out a round oath- "all the people in the world will not make me believe that this is not a barber's basin and that a jackass's pack-saddle.
What, monsieur," said De Wardes, setting his teeth hard together, and resting the point of his sword on the toe of his boot, "do you assert that I do not know M.
Having, therefore, as you assert, so many causes of complaint against him, show your courage in seeking him out, and afford him an opportunity of giving you that satisfaction you seem to ask of every one but of himself.