asserted

[ uh-sur-tid ]
/ əˈsɜr tɪd /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1675–85; assert + -ed2
Related formsas·sert·ed·ly, adverbun·as·sert·ed, adjectivewell-as·sert·ed, adjective

Definition for asserted (2 of 2)

assert

[ uh-surt ]
/ əˈsɜrt /

verb (used with object)

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.

Origin of assert

1595–1605; < Latin assertus joined to, defended, claimed (past participle of asserere), equivalent to as- as- + ser- (see series) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms

Synonym study

1. See declare. 2. See maintain.
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British Dictionary definitions for asserted

assert

/ (əˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)

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
Derived Formsasserter or assertor, nounassertible, adjective

Word Origin for assert

C17: from Latin asserere to join to oneself, from serere to join
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Word Origin and History for asserted

assert


v.

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.

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