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Main Entry: 1claim
Pronunciation: primarystressklamacrm
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English claimen "to ask for as a right, claim," from early French clamer (same meaning), from Latin clamare "to shout" --related to ACCLAIM, CLAMOR
1 a : to ask for as rightfully belonging to oneself <claim an inheritance> b : to call for : REQUIRE <business that claims attention>
2 : to put an end to life : TAKE <an accident claimed his life>
3 a : to state as a fact : MAINTAIN <claimed to have been cheated> b : to make a claim <claimed to know nothing about it>
- claim·able /primarystressklamacr-mschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- claim·er noun


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