assert assert  /ə ˈsɜrt/


  1. (v) state categorically
  2. (v) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  3. (v) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
  4. (v) assert to be true


Derived Word(s)


  1. Others assert that eco-neglect violates Jesus' call to care for the least among us: it is the poor who inhabit the floodplains.
  2. And the press corps, which has been deferential through repeated prime-time pressers in the East Room, began to assert itself as never before in his tenure.
  3. With Hindu militancy on the rise and the lower castes increasingly trying to assert their rights, Christian missionaries are caught in a political maelstrom.


  1. School choice opponents misled the public

    School choice opponents assert private schools are somehow inferior, because they are not bound by the same controls and oversight as public schools, and that public schools are underfunded. Both are inaccurate.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  2. Pennsylvania slams Maryland in Big 33 Classic

    It didn't take long for Pennsylvania to assert itself in Saturday night's Big 33 Football Classic.One play, to be exact.Clairton product and Pittsburgh recruit Tyler Boyd returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, sparking a run of 21 Pennsylvania points in the first 1:56 as Pennsylvania...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  3. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s lawyer seek lenient sentence

    Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Jr. assert in a court filing that the former Illinois congressman's mental health may worsen if he is given a lengthy prison sentence.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX News Chicago


  1. Armstrong added: "I know Alberto wants to assert himself in the race. I don't need a team meeting to know that. If he goes and nobody can hang with him, I'll just stay with the other leaders. But I'll try to do my best, get to the top as quick as I...
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Lance Armstrong Source:

  2. It is "time for us to assert our ownership rights," said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the full committee.
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "Back home they assert their independence, but in Washington they walk in lockstep with the president and continue to support his failed policies," said Reid (D-Nev.)
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Harry Reid Source: 940 News

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /