verb (used with object)
Origin of assert
Examples from the Web for assert
As leaders across the world continue to assert, the war is far from won.
I was forced to bring two male “identity verifiers” to assert who I was, despite the fact that I carried my ID card with me.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I yo AIRGORDON and the rest of my Yo friends when I wake up for no discernible reason, other than to assert my existence.
In fact, some assert that killing whales is necessary to prevent world starvation.Welcome to Japan’s Whale Week, Featuring Curried Whale Meat And Exploding Harpoons|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a previous attempt to assert direct control over the Internet, the FCC lost in court.The FCC Must Ignore the Silly ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates|Nick Gillespie|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm not going to assert myself, or defend myself in any way—to you.Lord Loveland Discovers America|C. N. Williamson
Here again, I make so bold as to assert, there is no royal road.Chats on Old Miniatures|J. J. Foster
Is it not unreasonable to assert that Mars, or Venus, in a certain position, should produce adulteries?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
He exerted all his art and persuasion with Edward to assert his title to the crown of France.
Some assert that it is only a leap, and this is the prevailing opinion.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for assert
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.