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Definition 1: demand for something as rightful or due - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day

(claim is a kind of ...) the act of demanding

"the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

(... is a kind of claim ) demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy

Definition 2: an established or recognized right - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • a strong legal claim to the property
  • he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate
  • he staked his claim

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim is a kind of ...) a right based in law

(... is a kind of claim ) right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits)

"entitlements make up the major part of the federal budget"

Definition 3: an informal right to something - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • his claim on her attentions
  • his title to fame

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

Definition 4: an assertion of a right (as to money or property) - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • his claim asked for damages

(claim is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of claim ) a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action

(... is a kind of claim ) a claim of rights

"I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"

(... is a kind of claim ) the advancing of a claim

"his pretension to the crown" "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"

Definition 5: a demand especially in the phrase - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the call of duty

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim is a kind of ...) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 6: an assertion that something is true or factual - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • his claim that he was innocent
  • evidence contradicted the government's claims

(claim is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of claim ) statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove

Definition 7: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing - [verb of communication]

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

  • He claimed that he killed the burglar

(claim is a kind of ...) say yes to

(... is a kind of claim ) state insincerely

"He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt" "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber" "She pretends to be an expert on wine"

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

"He contended that Communism had no future"

(... is a kind of claim ) try to establish

"She made out that she know nothing about the crime"

(... is a kind of claim ) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

"The letter purports to express people's opinion"

(... is a kind of claim ) practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

"She professes organic chemistry"

(... is a kind of claim ) make an accusatory claim

"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

Definition 8: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs - [verb of communication]

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

  • the accident claimed three lives
  • The hard work took its toll on her

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim has a similar meaning as ...) require as useful, just, or proper

"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert" "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

Definition 9: ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example - [verb of communication]

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

  • They claimed on the maximum allowable amount

(claim is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of claim ) claim as due or just

"The bank demanded payment of the loan"

(... is a kind of claim ) set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim

(... is a kind of claim ) lay legal claim to

Definition 10: lay claim to; as of an idea - [verb of communication]

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

  • She took credit for the whole idea

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

(claim has a similar meaning as ...) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

Definition 11: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to - [verb of possession]

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

  • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
  • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident

Synonyms for claim in the sense of this definition

(claim is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of claim ) put forward a claim and assert right or possession of

"pretend the title of King"

(... is a kind of claim ) demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service

(... is a kind of claim ) make undue claims to having

(claim has a similar meaning as ...) lay claim to; as of an idea

"She took credit for the whole idea"

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