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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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