Word forms: asserts
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.' assertion (əsɜːʳʃən
)Word forms: assertions
variable noun ⇒ 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. assertion
uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ 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.
uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ 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 confidently.
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