Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.


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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asserter - someone who claims to speak the truthasserter - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
communicator - a person who communicates with others
postulator - someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
References in classic literature ?
He predicted the same fate to ATTRACTION, whereof the present learned are such zealous asserters.
the asserter, who is responsible for a written assertion;
The truth of epistemic modal claims can depend on what is known by the assessor, but only if the assessor knows more than the original asserter.
Contractor name : OSAE[pounds sterling]HING ASSERTER,
Ces femmes qu'on croyait etre le "dessert" couronnant la conquete des lieux, echappent donc a la representation faites d'elles pour asserter une agentivite qui surprend et effraie: la femme-terre algerienne serait-elle autre chose que ce qu'on avait imagine?
2 "Defensive Patent Claim" means an Infringement Claim asserted against a party in response to a prior Infringement Claim by said party against the asserter of the Defensive Patent Claim.