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One entry found for assert.
Entry Word: assert
Function: verb
Text: 1 to state clearly and strongly <Mrs. Cartwright is never afraid to assert her allegiance to flag and country>
Synonyms affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, lay down, profess
Related Words advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize
Near Antonyms minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
2 to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <asserted that a new roof would be necessary if the church was to remain open> -- see ARGUE 1
3 to state as a fact usually forcefully <vigorously asserted that he was innocent of all the charges> -- see CLAIM 1