resting on a statement or claim unsupported by evidence or proof; alleged:
The asserted value of the property was twice the amount anyone offered.
to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver:
He asserted his innocence of the crime.
to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.).
to state as having existence; affirm; postulate:
to assert a first cause as necessary.
assert oneself, to insist on one’s rights, declare one’s views forcefully, etc.:
The candidate finally asserted himself about property taxes.
My point is that one man was arrested—not every Tea Party member, as Nye asserted.
Democrats Have Maxed Out the Race Card Ron Christie December 16, 2013
According to the transcriber, Kerry “asserted that [Qatar’s prime minister] was preaching to the converted.”
A One-Sided House Hearing Against Palestinian Reconciliation Zaid Jilani February 4, 2013
And third, General Dempsey was right when he asserted that Iran is a rational actor.
Why Obama Won’t Back a Strike on Iran Andrew Bast February 25, 2012
Because, Michelle asserted, presidents can have the wisest advisers in the world.
Michelle Obama’s Iron Fist, Velvet Glove Convention Speech Michelle Cottle September 4, 2012
The former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan asserted openly that his bosses had been well aware of the hacking.
Guardian Journalist Gives Testimony on Hacking Scandal William Underhill November 28, 2011
It was also asserted that the Commissioners had recognised him as the chaplain of the asylum.
Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
“I like I should live always by mine own place,” asserted Mrs. Kukor.
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
It is asserted by all the chroniclers that the influence of the League (Ligue) was most pernicious.
The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
“He never makes a mistake,” asserted the Bear King, stoutly.
The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
By this decision, he asserted a court supremacy over Parliament with respect to the validity of statutes.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly
to insist upon (rights, claims, etc)
(may take a clause as object) to state to be true; declare categorically
to put (oneself) forward in an insistent manner
c.1600, “declare,” from Latin assertus, past participle of asserere “claim, maintain, affirm” (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself “stand up for one’s rights” is recorded from 1879.
a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion. an act of . Contemporary Examples How does the assertion that the monarch rules “by the grace of Almighty God” square with the Trades Descriptions Act? Feminism Doesn’t Fit the Monarchy Andrew Roberts October 28, 2011 The assertion by […]
confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma. Contemporary Examples It tells me we need more women, and men, to raise their girls the way my parents raised me: to be assertive, confident and proud. Sheryl Sandberg’s Got a Bigger Problem […]
confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma. Contemporary Examples Lukonge chimes in assertively: “When people discourage us we feel more encouraged to go on.” Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics Nina Strochlic June 5, 2014 Historical Examples Well have […]
- Assertiveness training
a type of behavior therapy in which people are taught appropriate methods of asserting themselves in various situations through honest and direct expression of both positive and negative feelings. Historical Examples Anxiety is offset by means of desensitization, assertiveness training, and sex therapy. When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett Dr. Cantwell […]