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Assert meaning

assert - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
  2. 2. To maintain; to defend.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To affirm; declare; maintain.

assert - examples of usage

  1. He had to assert himself, thrust himself forward, before people in the village would so much as notice that he had come back among them again. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. " No, but-" " There's times when a man's got to show pluck- to stan' to's guns, and assert hisself for what he's worth. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. And then Miss Sally stopped short, and a little extra flush got time to assert itself. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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