- n an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
his claim asked for damages
- n an assertion that something is true or factual
his claim that he was innocent
evidence contradicted the government's claims
- n demand for something as rightful or due
they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day
- n an informal right to something
his claim on her attentions
- n an established or recognized right
a strong legal claim to the property
he staked his claim
- n a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
- v assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
He claimed that he killed the burglar
- v 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
- v ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
They claimed on the maximum allowable amount
- v lay claim to; as of an idea
- v take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
the accident claimed three lives
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in The Associated Press
Some of the countries engaging in these behaviors still claim to be democracies,Clinton said, adding, "Democracies don't fear their own people. They recognize that citizens must be free to come together, to advocate and agitate."
- D Jeffrey Meldrum in Sydney Morning Herald
Jeffrey Meldrum, a prominent Bigfoot researcher, told science journal Scientific American: "I'm extremely sceptical about this Bigfoot claim. I've had interactions with Tom Biscardi [a well-known Bigfoot hunter who is holding the press conference]...
- Ayman al-Zawahri in Washington Post
What they claim to be the strongest power in the history of mankind is today being defeated in front of the Muslim vanguards of jihad six years after the two raids on New York and Washington,al-Zawahri said, speaking in what appeared to be an...