asserted asserted  /ə ˈsɜr təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) confidently declared to be so

Usage(s):

  1. While looking back at parts of his presidency that had fallen short, the President asserted that he wasn't feeling sorry for himself, and that to do so would be unseemly.
  2. Environmental lobbyists asserted that air pollution is rising at runaway levels.
  3. These learned men asserted that Indo-Europeans were fair-haired, blue-eyed, resembled in all ways the ideal German.

News

  1. Nitish attacks Modi, says country needs a leader who can unite, not divide

    PATNA: In a veiled attack on Narendra Modi days after JD (U) split from NDA, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today asserted that the country needs a leader who can unite and not a “divisive” figure.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: INDOlink

  2. ‘Out Of Control’: Fox Hosts Take On Whistleblower Claim That NSA Wiretapped Obama In 2004

    On Friday, Fox & Friends tackled the recent report about Bush-era whistleblower Russell Tice — who came forward with information about warrantless wiretapping — and his claim that the NSA wiretapped President Obama back in 2004. The report demonstrates why all Americans should care about this issue, they asserted, criticizing an intelligence community that appears to be "out of control."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. Virginia Politics Twitter Accounts

    Democratic state lawmakers asserted Tuesday that the anti-homosexual views of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and his running mate E.W. Jackson will hamper the commonwealth's ability to attract businesses to the state.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Press

Quotes

  1. "If we countenance a process where our subpoenas can be readily ignored, where a witness under a duly authorized subpoena doesn't even have to bother to show up, where privilege can be asserted on the thinnest basis and in the broadest possible...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: FOXNews

  2. "Today the court has asserted itself improperly as a policymaker," Heineman said. "Once again, this activist court has ignored its own precedent and the precedent set by the US Supreme Court to continue its assault on the Nebraska death...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Dave Heineman Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "It's not between me and Congress. I've not asserted any personal privilege. This is between the White House and Congress," Rove said.
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Karl Rove Source: International Herald Tribune

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