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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 ?
They had answered his melancholy and mourning by sympathy and sorrow; his assertions, by gestures of confirmation; and his boasting, with the exultation of savages.
We have felt that we almost alone hereabouts practiced this noble art; though, to tell the truth, at least if their own assertions are to be received, most of my townsmen would fain walk sometimes, as I do, but they cannot.
cried Lucy, who generally made an amendment to all her sister's assertions.
Heathcliff's assertions about his son, as if I were certain she would coincide.
She instantly understood him; and, in spite of Noel Vanstone's reiterated assertions that he stood in no need of the captain's arm, placed herself at once by the housekeeper's side.
But now prepare to receive proof positive of the truth of my assertions.
Count," returned Signor Pastrini, hurt at Albert's repeated doubts of the truth of his assertions, "I do not say this to you, but to your companion, who knows Rome, and knows, too, that these things are not to be laughed at.
The bargain was now commenced in earnest, offering an instructive scene of French protestations, assertions, contradictions and volubility on one side, and of cold, seemingly phlegmatic, but wily Yankee calculation, on the other.
To all his repeated assertions, that my companion had not been seen, I pretended to turn a deaf ear, while I urged my solicitations with an eloquence of gesture which the one-eyed chief appeared unable to resist.
He boastedto me, with a low chuckling laugh, that most men, in respect to himself, wore windows in their bosoms, and was wont to follow up such assertions by direct and very startling proofs of his intimate knowledge of my own.
During this dialogue, which was evidently but the close of much longer discussion, the huge frame of Billy Kirby was seen extended on one side of the fire, where he was picking his teeth with splinters of the chips near him, and occasionally shaking his head with distrust of Benjamin’s assertions.
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.