Assert

Definition of Assert

As`sert´
v. t.1.To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
[imp. & p. p. Asserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Asserting.]
Nothing is more shameful . . . than to assert anything to be done without a cause.
- Ray.
2.To maintain; to defend.
That . . . I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.
- Milton.
I will assert it from the scandal.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
To assert one's self
to claim or vindicate one's rights or position; to demand recognition.

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