English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'assertion'

(noun) 
Definition
a positive statement, usually made without evidence
assertions that the recession is truly over
Synonyms
,
claim
There is no evidence to support her claim that her son was injured.
,
allegation
The company has denied the allegations.
,
profession
a profession of faith
,
declaration
declarations of undying love
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contention
Sufficient research evidence exists to support this contention.
,
affirmation
The ministers issued a robust affirmation of their faith in the system.
,
pronouncement
the President's latest pronouncement about the protection of minorities
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avowal
He made an avowal to set himself right once again.
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attestation
,
predication
,
asseveration (formal)
(noun) 
Definition
the act of asserting
They have made the assertion of ethnic identity possible.
Synonyms
insistence
her insistence that she wanted to change her image
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defence
a spirited defence of the government's economic progress
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stressing
, ,
vindication
He called the success a vindication of his party's economic policy.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of affirmation
The ministers issued a robust affirmation of their faith in the system.
Synonyms
certification,
asseveration (formal),
averment
in the sense of allegation
Definition
an unproved assertion or accusation
The company has denied the allegations.
in the sense of asseveration
Synonyms
vow,
protestation (formal),
attestation,
predication,
averment

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