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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  or  plainly  and 
  strongly;  to  state  positively;  to  aver;  to  asseverate. 
 
  Nothing  is  more  shameful  .  .  .  than  to  assert 
  anything  to  be  done  without  a  cause  --Ray. 
 
  2.  To  maintain;  to  defend.  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  affirm;  aver;  asseverate;  maintain;  protest; 
  pronounce;  declare;  vindicate. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Assert},  {Affirm},  {Maintain},  {Vindicate}.  To 
  assert  is  to  fasten  to  one's  self  and  hence  to  claim. 
  It  is  therefore,  adversative  in  its  nature.  We  assert 
  our  rights  and  privileges,  or  the  cause  of  tree 
  institutions,  as  against  opposition  or  denial.  To 
  affirm  is  to  declare  as  true.  We  assert  boldly;  we 
  affirm  positively.  To  maintain  is  to  uphold,  and 
  insist  upon  with  earnestness,  whatever  we  have  once 
  asserted;  as  to  maintain  one's  cause  to  maintain  an 
  argument,  to  maintain  the  ground  we  have  taken  To 
  vindicate  is  to  use  language  and  measures  of  the 
  strongest  kind  in  defense  of  ourselves  and  those  for 
  whom  we  act  We  maintain  our  assertions  by  adducing 
  proofs,  facts,  or  arguments;  we  are  ready  to  vindicate 
  our  rights  or  interests  by  the  utmost  exertion  of  our 
  powers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assert 
  v  1:  state  categorically  [syn:  {asseverate},  {maintain}] 
  2:  to  declare  or  affirm  as  true:  "Before  God  I  swear  I  am 
  innocent."  [syn:  {affirm},  {avow},  {aver},  {swan},  {swear}] 
  3:  insist  on  having  one's  opinions  and  rights  recognized; 
  "Women  should  assert  themselves  more!"  [syn:  {put  forward}] 
  4:  assert  to  be  true;  "The  letter  asserts  a  free  society"  [syn: 
  {insist}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASSERT 
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