HyperDic: assertion

English > 2 senses of the word assertion:
NOUNcommunicationassertion, averment, asseverationa declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
communicationassertion, affirmation, statementthe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something
assertion > pronunciation
Soundsahser'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > assertion: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary).
Synonymsaverment, asseveration
Narroweraccusation, chargeAn assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
avowal, avouchment, affirmationA statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
claimAn assertion of a right (as to money or property)
claimAn assertion that something is true or factual
contentionA point asserted as part of an argument
denial, disaffirmationThe act of asserting that something alleged is not true
ipse dixit, ipsedixitismAn unsupported dogmatic assertion
testimonyAn assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
BroaderdeclarationA statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
Spanishafirmación, aserción, aseveración
Catalanasserció, asseveració
Verbsassertstate categorically
English > assertion: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe act of affirming / affirming or asserting or stating something.
Synonymsaffirmation, statement
Narrowersay-soOne chap's arbitrary assertion
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishafirmación, aserción, aserto, aseveración
Catalanafirmació, asserció, asseveració
Verbsassertassert to be true
assertto declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

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