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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
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The identity assertion implies reliance on human biometrics; however, the BOPS is an interoperable standard and can incorporate any identity asserter, or a number of asserters, that provides this guarantee.
2012) (upholding, in the grand jury context, a district court s decision denying the privilege asserter access to the government's ex parte submission and refusing to hold a hearing, though accepting the privilege asserter's independent evidentiary submission for consideration), cert, denied, 134 S.
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The recognition of these two mediating levels transforms the very nature of the copula is and its variant forms from an indicator of an assertion of an objective and pure description to an indicator of an assertion or expression of a subjective evaluation conducted, either consciously or unconsciously, through the media of the nervous-system and the facticity of the asserter or expresser.
The institutional context in which privilege is asserted, therefore, is not simply the asserter of privilege versus the stranger.