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Synonyms for assertəˈsɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assert, asseverate, maintain(verb)

    state categorically

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, aver, keep up, avow, defend, put forward, swan, swear, maintain, insist, exert, uphold, preserve, assert, verify

  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear(verb)

    to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

    Synonyms:
    vagabond, depose, put forward, ramble, support, range, trust, bank, stray, rove, roll, rely, say, cast, imprecate, avouch, insist, wander, control, corroborate, assert, confirm, affirm, swan, curse, blaspheme, tramp, avow, allege, verify, asseverate, aver, maintain, drift, sustain, substantiate, depone, roam, swear, cuss

  3. assert, put forward(verb)

    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

    Synonyms:
    put up, aver, invoke, call down, affirm, insist, nominate, bring up, state, arouse, stir, submit, posit, avow, put forward, swan, conjure, asseverate, evoke, swear, maintain, call forth, raise, assert, verify, conjure up

  4. insist, assert(verb)

    assert to be true

    Synonyms:
    swear, importune, asseverate, maintain, insist, verify, assert, take a firm stand, put forward, swan, affirm, avow, aver

Wiktionary

  1. assert(noun)

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  2. assert(verb)

    To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, aver

  3. assert(verb)

    To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, aver, affirm

  4. assert(verb)

    To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, asseverate

  5. assert(verb)

    to make true; to make equal to 1.

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, aver, affirm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assert

    To allege is formally to state as true or capable of proof, but without proving. To adduce, literally to lead to, is to bring the evidence up to what has been alleged. Adduce is a secondary word; nothing can be adduced in evidence till something has been stated or alleged, which the evidence is to sustain. An alleged fact stands open to question or doubt. To speak of an alleged document, an alleged will, an alleged crime, is either to question, or at least very carefully to refrain from admitting, that the document exists, that the will is genuine, or that the crime has been committed. Alleged is, however, respectful; to speak of the "so-called" will or deed, etc., would be to cast discredit upon the document, and imply that the speaker was ready to brand it as unquestionably spurious; alleged simply concedes nothing and leaves the question open. To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons. Adduce is not used of persons; of them we say introduce or produce. When an alleged criminal is brought to trial, the counsel on either side are accustomed to advance a theory, and adduce the strongest possible evidence in its support; they will produce documents and witnesses, cite precedents, assign reasons, introduce suggestions, offer pleas. The accused will usually assert his innocence. Compare STATE.

    Synonyms:
    adduce, advance, affirm, allege, asseverate, assign, aver, cite, claim, declare, introduce, maintain, offer, plead, produce, say, state

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affirm, declare, pronounce, express, aver, allege, asseverate, protest, avow, predicate, lay down

  2. assert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vindicate, defend, claim, maintain, uphold

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

affirm, claim, argue, enforce, say, vindicate, reaffirm, confirm


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