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It is right to assert an idea of common citizenship and to be hopeful that the public might find it uplifting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The writer was asserting her land rights. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Others lack the language skills to understand and assert their rights. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The male bird holding a territory displays above it to assert his claim. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Much better to assert yourself by claiming a proper position in the road. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He frequently asserts that contrary claims are not supported by the extant sources. Christianity Today (2000)The company asserted that its balance sheet was strong and that it would not have to hand back the franchise. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are asserting a legal claim in the name of people who were individually and collectively unjustly deprived of their assets. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was asserting his right to enter the Temple that was not. Charles Glass The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Iran has asserted the Persian claim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A paradox of much of the fashion business is that it asserts the right to set trends while refusing to take risks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said: 'We have to be careful about asserting the supremacy our cultural standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are, of all countries on the planet, the most apologetic about asserting our common values. Times, Sunday Times (2006)England are also led by a manager who is still struggling to get his team to assert themselves confidently, as a record of damaging draws suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But how do you make sure you don't tip into demanding too much or go too far the other way and get lazy about asserting your needs? The Sun (2015)But in manifesto style, it is more about asserting a position and less about engaging with the other side's arguments. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)

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British English: assert VERB
If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly.
Both men vigorously asserted their innocence.

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