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Definition 1: postulate positively and assertively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where assert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The letter asserts a free society

Synonyms for assert in the sense of this definition

(assert is a kind of ...) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

"He posited three basic laws of nature"

Definition 2: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true - [verb of communication]

Samples where assert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Before God I swear I am innocent

Synonyms for assert in the sense of this definition

(assert is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of assert ) assert or affirm

"Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

(... is a kind of assert ) lay claim to; as of an idea

"She took credit for the whole idea"

(... is a kind of assert ) authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

"I attest this signature"

(... is a kind of assert ) state firmly

"He declared that he was innocent"

(... is a kind of assert ) affirm or avow formally or solemnly

"The suspect protested his innocence"

(... is a kind of assert ) inform positively and with certainty and confidence

"I tell you that man is a crook!"

Definition 3: state categorically - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for assert in the sense of this definition

(assert is a kind of ...) be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

"I must insist!"

(... is a kind of assert ) report or maintain

"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime" "He said it was too late to intervene in the war" "The registrar says that I owe the school money"

(... is a kind of assert ) affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

"The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

Samples where assert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Women should assert themselves more!

Synonyms for assert in the sense of this definition

(assert is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

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