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Definition of Assert


  1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
  2. To maintain; to defend.
  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.

Assert Quotations

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
Thomas Jefferson

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Albert Camus

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
Albert Camus

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Cecil Beaton

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
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Assert Translations

assert in Dutch is beweren, verzekeren
assert in French is affirmer, affirment, faire valoir, affirmons
assert in German is behaupten, behaupte, behaupten
assert in Italian is affermare, far valere
assert in Norwegian is hevde
assert in Portuguese is afirme
assert in Spanish is opinar

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