HyperDic: assert

English > 4 senses of the word assert:
VERBcommunicationassert, asseverate, maintainstate categorically
communicationassert, affirm, verify, avow, aver, swan, swearto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
socialassert, put forwardinsist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
cognitionassert, insistassert to be true
assert > pronunciation
Soundsahser't
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > assert: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningstate categorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey assert that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsasseverate, maintain
Narrowerallege, aver, sayReport or maintain
predicate, proclaimaffirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
Broaderinsist, take a firm standBe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge
Spanishafirmar, aseverar, conservar, mantener, sostener
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, conservar
Adjectivesassertablecapable of being affirmed or asserted
Nounsassertiona declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
English > assert: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey assert that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsaffirm, verify, avow, aver, swan, swear
Narrowerassure, tellinform positively and with certainty and confidence
attestauthenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
claim, takelay claim to
declarestate firmly
holdassert or affirm
protestaffirm or avow formally or solemnly
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishafirmar, asegurar, aseverar, atestar, certificar, corroborar, garantizar, jurar, testimoniar, verificar
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, corroborar, jurar, verificar
Adjectivesassertablecapable of being affirmed or asserted
Nounsassertersomeone who claims to speak the truth
assertionthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something
English > assert: 4 senses > verb 3, social
Meaninginsist on having one's opinions and rights recognized.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Women should assert themselves more!"
Synonymput forward
Broaderbehave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryBehave in a certain manner
Spanishdefender, hacerse valer
Catalanfer-se valer
Adjectivesassertiveaggressively self-assured
English > assert: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningassert to be true.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The letter asserts a free society"
Synonyminsist
Broaderpostulate, positTake as a given
Spanishincidir, insistir
Catalanincidir, insistir
Adjectivesassertablecapable of being affirmed or asserted
Nounsassertionthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something

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