asserting asserting  /ə ˈsɜr tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Playing practical jokes is a way of keeping the crew loose, asserting the primal jester inside the armor of a star's machismo.
  2. Later his son Richard, 38, expanded the revivification claim, asserting that in 50 or 60 cases Oral and other ministers had raised the dead.
  3. Meanwhile, Sadr's militia may be asserting mafia-like control over the poor Shi'ite areas where it has long provided the services and security the government has not.

News

  1. Obama: LGBT rights at 'turning point'

    President Barack Obama hailed steps forward for gay, lesbians and transgendered people on Thursday, asserting this community's fight for rights has reached a "turning point."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Optimistic Obama touts movement on gay rights, but frustrations remain

    President Barack Obama hailed steps forward for gay, lesbians and transgendered people on Thursday, asserting this community's fight for rights has reached a "turning point."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. JMJ Development Sues Morgans Hotel Group for Alleged Fraud

    JMJ Development, LLC has filed suit in Istanbul, Turkey asserting breach of contract, tortuous interference with existing and prospective contracts, intentional misrepresentation, conversion, fraud, and ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "My argument is simply that it's not an either/or proposition; it'sa both/and proposition," Obama said. "I won't back up one bit in asserting that that'sa problem that we have to be honest about."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "We have been successful in asserting German interests regarding Airbus, regarding employment in Germany," Glos said during a cabinet meeting, in comments later relayed by government spokesman Thomas Steg.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Michael Glos Source: Forbes

  3. "It is extraordinary that the President would request an 11 percent increase for the Department of Defense, a 12 percent increase for foreign aid, and $195 billion of emergency funding for the war, while asserting that a 4.7 percent increase for...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Robert Byrd Source: Guardian Unlimited

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