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assert

 
Verb assert has 4 senses
  1. assert, asseverate, maintain - state categorically
    --1 is one way to insist, take a firm stand
    Derived form: noun assertion1
    Sample sentence:
    They assert that there was a traffic accident
  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
    --2 is one way to declare
    Derived forms: noun assertion2, noun asserter1
    Sample sentence:
    They assert that there was a traffic accident
  3. assert, put forward - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!"
    --3 is one way to behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. insist, assert - assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
    --4 is one way to postulate, posit
    Derived form: noun assertion2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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