Part of speech: verb

To state positively; affirm without proof; maintain as a right or claim.

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Usage examples "assert":

  1. " They were so, sir," returned the critic; " we make it a rule in our profession to assert that fact." - "Paul Clifford, Volume 1.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. It is my business to assert it. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. It was designed to be a call to the people to rise and assert their liberty. - "The Student-Life of Germany", William Howitt.