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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 ?
He hesitated a single instant, and bending a cautious glance toward his companion, he continued, in a manner that was divided between interrogation and assertion.
And yet, strong as this evidence may seem to be, we should hesitate to peril our own conscience on the assertion, that the Judge and the consenting world were right, and that poor Hepzibah with her solitary prejudice was wrong.
And that the Egyptians were a nation of mast-head standers, is an assertion based upon the general belief among archaeologists, that the first pyramids were founded for astronomical purposes: a theory singularly supported by the peculiar stair-like formation of all four sides of those edifices; whereby, with prodigious long upliftings of their legs, those old astronomers were wont to mount to the apex, and sing out for new stars; even as the look-outs of a modern ship sing out for a sail, or a whale just bearing in sight.
If the judge had stopped with bare assertion, it would have had a good deal of effect; but he made the mistake of trying to prove his position.
In answer to this assertion, I can say, I never loved any or confided in any people more than my fellow- slaves, and especially those with whom I lived at Mr.
Astonishment, that would have been as painful as it was strong, had not an immediate disbelief of the assertion attended it.
Excuse me,' I responded; 'you, my good friend, are a striking evidence against that assertion.
Vanstone flourishing the stout cudgels of assertion, and Mr.
We have lost many privileges; a new philosophy has become the mode; and the assertion of our station, in these days, might (I do not go so far as to say would, but might) cause us real inconvenience.
I was about indignantly to give my assertion the confirmation he required, when he caught hold of my hand, and gave it a squeeze.
Jane sent an eyeflash at Josephs with a skill which proved her favorite assertion that she was not so stupid as people thought.
The reason of this assertion was, that he had now in his possession a certain wonderful YAHOO