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as·ser·tion

 (ə-sûr′shən)
n.
1. The act of asserting.
2. Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof.

as·ser′tion·al adj.

assertion

(əˈsɜːʃən)
n
1. a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence
2. the act of asserting

as•ser•tion

(əˈsɜr ʃən)

n.
1. a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason; allegation.
2. an act of asserting.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
as•ser′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assertion - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)assertion - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
accusation, charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
contention - a point asserted as part of an argument
ipse dixit, ipsedixitism - an unsupported dogmatic assertion
affirmation, avouchment, avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
testimony - an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"
disaffirmation, denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
2.assertion - the act of affirming or asserting or stating somethingassertion - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
say-so - one chap's arbitrary assertion

assertion

noun
2. insistence, defence, stressing, maintenance, vindication They have made the assertion of ethnic identity possible.

assertion

noun
The act of asserting positively:
Translations
إثْبات، تَأكيد، إصْرار
tvrzení
fastholden
staîhæfing

assertion

[əˈsɜːʃən] Nafirmación f, aseveración f

assertion

[əˈsɜːrʃən] nassertion f, affirmation f

assertion

n
(= statement)Behauptung f; (of innocence)Beteuerung f; to make assertions/an assertionBehauptungen/eine Behauptung aufstellen
no pl (= insistence)Behauptung f

assertion

[əˈsɜːʃn] naffermazione f, asserzione f

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.
References in classic literature ?
Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only "Four Hundred" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.
For every assertion must, as is admitted, be either true or false, whereas expressions which are not in any way composite such as 'man', 'white', 'runs', 'wins', cannot be either true or false.
His assertion that a peculiarly susceptible subject may be kept in the realm of the unreal for weeks, months, and even years, dominated by whatever delusions and hallucinations the operator may from time to time suggest, is a trifle disquieting.
It is true that I heard the dying Indian's words; but if those words were pronounced to be the ravings of delirium, how could I contradict the assertion from my own knowledge?
Delamayn asserts that this person in the back-ground has no claim on him, and backs his assertion by declaring that she is married already to Mr.
To a person of similar sensibility this simple assertion will explain and excuse everything.
Whatever path the lecturer took amid the wilds of the past seemed invariably to lead him to some assertion as to extinct or prehistoric life which instantly brought the same bulls' bellow from the Professor.
Had both the children been there, the affair might have been determined too easily by measuring them at once; but as Harry only was present, it was all conjectural assertion on both sides; and every body had a right to be equally positive in their opinion, and to repeat it over and over again as often as they liked.
If you think it right to communicate the contents of this letter to Miss Vanstone, pray tell her that it will not be my fault if her sister's assertion (however preposterous it may seem to my uncle's executors) is not fairly put to the proof.
Moreover, the assertion made by various writers that his cold was the cause of his dispositions not being as well planned as on former occasions, and of his orders during the battle not being as good as previously, is quite baseless, which again shows that Napoleon's cold on the twenty-sixth of August was unimportant.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
This is not an assertion founded merely in speculation or conjecture.