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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
He predicted the same fate to ATTRACTION, whereof the present learned are such zealous asserters. He said, "that new systems of nature were but new fashions, which would vary in every age; and even those, who pretend to demonstrate them from mathematical principles, would flourish but a short period of time, and be out of vogue when that was determined."
The causative agents of this calamity vary, depending upon the asserter's ideological predilections.
However, and considering our working (counter)examples, if one were to identify an asserter possessing robust evidence in support of what is said, that would be the man in the station, not the man in the street.
* the asserter, who is responsible for a written assertion;
Jennifer Lackey, with Ishani Maitra and Brian Weatherson, focuses on whether an asserter's belief that p is reasonable or properly responsive to evidence.
Ces femmes qu'on croyait etre le "dessert" couronnant la conquete des lieux, echappent donc a la representation faites d'elles pour asserter une agentivite qui surprend et effraie: la femme-terre algerienne serait-elle autre chose que ce qu'on avait imagine?
1.2 "Defensive Patent Claim" means an Infringement Claim asserted against a party in response to a prior Infringement Claim by said party against the asserter of the Defensive Patent Claim.
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.
CRM training will make you a better communicator, a better follower, a better manager of your own workload, a more effective asserter, and finally, it will improve your ability to evaluate how you and your teammates are doing.