assert

[[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]]
asserts, asserting, asserted
1) VERB If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly. [FORMAL]

[V that] Mr. Helm plans to assert that the bill violates the First Amendment...

[V n] The defendants, who continue to assert their innocence, are expected to appeal...

[V with quote] Altman asserted, `We were making a political statement about western civilisation and greed.'

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assertion [[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR

There is no concrete evidence to support assertions that the recession is truly over.

2) VERB If you assert your authority, you make it clear by your behaviour that you have authority.

[V n] After the war, the army made an attempt to assert its authority in the south of the country...

[V n] The people have asserted their power and that will be very difficult to reverse.

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assertion N-UNCOUNT usu N of n

The decision is seen as an assertion of his authority within the company.

3) VERB If you assert your right or claim to something, you insist that you have the right to it.

[V n] The republics began asserting their right to govern themselves.

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assertion N-UNCOUNT usu N of n

These institutions have made the assertion of ethnic identity possible.

4) VERB If you assert yourself, you speak and act in a forceful way, so that people take notice of you.

[V pron-refl] He's speaking up and asserting himself and doing things he enjoys.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Assert.h — is a header file in the standard library of the C programming language that defines the C preprocessor macro assert(). The macro implements an assertion, which can be used to verify assumptions made by the program.The assert() macro inserts… …   Wikipedia

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  • assert.h — <assert.h> est un en tête présent dans la bibliothèque standard du langage C qui définit la macro assert. La macro met en œuvre une assertion, qui peut être utilisée pour vérifier les hypothèses formulées par le programme. La macro assert… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • assert — [ə sʉrt′] vt. [< L assertus, pp. of asserere, to join to, claim < ad , to + serere, join: see SERIES] 1. to state positively; declare; affirm 2. to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.) assert oneself to insist on one s rights, or on… …   English World dictionary

  • assert — as·sert /ə sərt/ vt: to present and demand recognition of assert a claim as·ser·tion /ə sər shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • assert — c.1600, declare, from L. assertus, pp. of asserere claim, maintain, affirm (see ASSERTION (Cf. assertion)). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself stand up for one s rights is recorded from 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • assert — ► VERB 1) state (a fact or belief) confidently and forcefully. 2) cause others to recognize (something) by confident and forceful behaviour. 3) (assert oneself) be confident and forceful. ORIGIN Latin asserere claim, affirm …   English terms dictionary

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