- resting on a statement or claim unsupported by evidence or proof; alleged: The asserted value of the property was twice the amount anyone offered.
Origin of asserted
- to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver: He asserted his innocence of the crime.
- to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.).
- to state as having existence; affirm; postulate: to assert a first cause as necessary.
- assert oneself, to insist on one's rights, declare one's views forcefully, etc.: The candidate finally asserted himself about property taxes.
Origin of assert
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Examples from the Web for asserted
“I cannot reiterate enough that there is so much abuse that goes on in this place,” he asserted.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay
December 16, 2014
It also harkened back to Ada Lovelace, who asserted that machines would be able to do almost anything, except think on their own.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
Land, he asserted, should be owned by the public and government funded by rents.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
The Persian frontier was the only firmly delineated border, asserted by mountains.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
Think of the infamous August 1978 CIA assessment that asserted Iran was not in a revolutionary or pre-revolutionary state.Putin Was Right: This Internet Thing Really Was Created by the CIA
April 24, 2014
It was asserted that the system was only slavery under another name.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
"And the jock'll have to stand the shot; I know how it goes," asserted the Tout.
"We'll break the bad luck seven to-day," asserted little Redpath, bravely.
"I don't think you'll go alone," asserted Jack Bates, grabbing his hat.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
The Imperial power had been asserted, but the cost was heavy.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
- to insist upon (rights, claims, etc)
- (may take a clause as object) to state to be true; declare categorically
- to put (oneself) forward in an insistent manner
Word Origin and History for asserted
c.1600, "declare," from Latin assertus, past participle of asserere "claim, maintain, affirm" (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself "stand up for one's rights" is recorded from 1879.