Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assert

4 senses of assert

Sense 1
assert, asseverate, maintain -- (state categorically)
       => insist, take a firm stand -- (be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!")

Sense 2
affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 3
assert, put forward -- (insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!")
       => behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry -- (behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")

Sense 4
insist, assert -- (assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society")
       => postulate, posit -- (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature")

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