assert


assert
as|sert [əˈsə:t US -ə:rt] v [T]
[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of asserere, from ad- 'to' + serere 'to join']
1.) to state firmly that something is true
French cooking, she asserted, is the best in the world.
assert that
He asserted that nuclear power was a safe and non-polluting energy source.
2.) assert your rights/independence/superiority etc
to state very strongly your right to something
Native Americans asserting their rights to ancestral land
3.) assert yourself
to behave in a determined way and say clearly what you think
Women began to assert themselves politically.
4.) assert itself
if an idea or belief asserts itself, it begins to influence something
National pride began to assert itself.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Assert — As*sert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asserted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asserting}.] [L. assertus, p. p. of asserere to join or fasten to one s self, claim, maintain; ad + serere to join or bind together. See {Series}.] 1. To affirm; to declare with assurance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assert.h — is a header file in the standard library of the C programming language that defines the C preprocessor macro assert(). The macro implements an assertion, which can be used to verify assumptions made by the program.The assert() macro inserts… …   Wikipedia

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  • assert — 1 Assert, declare, profess, affirm, aver, protest, avouch, avow, predicate, warrant agree in meaning to state positively usually either in anticipation of denial or objection or in the face of it. Assert implies absence of proof: it usually… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assert.h — <assert.h> est un en tête présent dans la bibliothèque standard du langage C qui définit la macro assert. La macro met en œuvre une assertion, qui peut être utilisée pour vérifier les hypothèses formulées par le programme. La macro assert… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • assert — [ə sʉrt′] vt. [< L assertus, pp. of asserere, to join to, claim < ad , to + serere, join: see SERIES] 1. to state positively; declare; affirm 2. to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.) assert oneself to insist on one s rights, or on… …   English World dictionary

  • assert — as·sert /ə sərt/ vt: to present and demand recognition of assert a claim as·ser·tion /ə sər shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • assert — c.1600, declare, from L. assertus, pp. of asserere claim, maintain, affirm (see ASSERTION (Cf. assertion)). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself stand up for one s rights is recorded from 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • assert — ► VERB 1) state (a fact or belief) confidently and forcefully. 2) cause others to recognize (something) by confident and forceful behaviour. 3) (assert oneself) be confident and forceful. ORIGIN Latin asserere claim, affirm …   English terms dictionary

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