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The verb claim originally meant “to assert a legal right, to make a demand for something that is one’s due.” In the 19th century, claim developed a looser, less strict sense, especially in American usage, “to make an unsubstantiated statement; assert or maintain as a fact,” a meaning considered inelegant at that time but also one that occurs in the writings of Chaucer.
The legal term quitclaim meaning “to quit or give up a right or claim” dates from the 14th century in England. The noun claim meaning “a request or demand for payment in accordance with an insurance policy” dates from the 19th century.
Just as we intuitively understand the relationship between claim and quitclaim, it's pretty clear how the words acclaim, reclaim, proclaim, etc., are related in meaning and etymology to claim.
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What does claim mean?
To claim something is to maintain that the something is a fact, as in The company claims its product cures hiccups.
A claim is the assertion of a fact, as in The claim that Shayna has a beautiful voice was proved when she began to sing.
To claim is also to demand one’s right to something, such as to claim payment for a service given.
As a noun, this claim can be the demand for that something, such as a claim on your time.
Example: My ancestors laid claim to this land decades ago and I don’t plan on letting it go any time soon.
Where does claim come from?
The first records of the term claim come from around 1250. It ultimately comes from the Latin clāmāre, meaning “to cry out.”
A claim can be a formal request for something owed or due, such as a claim to the legal ownership of a property. You might make a claim that an item was damaged on arrival through the seller’s form, which would make you eligible for a replacement or a refund.
Laying claim to something means to describe yourself as entitled to that thing. For example when a scientist develops a new theory and publishes it, they have laid claim to their academic findings.
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What are some other forms related to claim?
- claimable (adjective)
- claimless (adjective)
- misclaim (verb)
- nonclaimable (adjective)
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How is claim used in real life?
Claim is usually used in relation to legal or official situations.
2020 is yours…. Claim it.
— Jordan Daley (@JDaIey) December 29, 2019
ppl just not as solid and real as they claim
— RUSS (@russdiemon) February 9, 2020
Everybody claim to be real but I see the lies here
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) April 3, 2020
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To make a claim is to give up all rights to something.
How to use claim in a sentence
Before the 2016 election and, from a bigger platform, before the 2020 election, he amplified unfounded claims about the flaws in the electoral system to try to backstop his potential electoral loss.What happens to an entrenched two-party system when one party undermines the system?|Philip Bump|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
To be sure, Brooks recognizes the “otherization” at play when officers peremptorily reject claims that racial bias insinuates itself into policing decisions by reducing 7-D residents to “animals.”A Georgetown professor trades her classroom for a police beat|Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Those claims came into question on Thursday, when the Associated Press reported that leaders of the organization were notified in June of at least 10 harassment claims against Weaver, including two involving Lincoln Project employees.Lincoln Project tweeted a co-founder’s private messages after leaders promised to probe sexual harassment claims|Andrea Salcedo|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
A HUD official told The Washington Post that Thursday’s move expands the universe of people who can file a fair-housing complaint because individuals will no longer have to make a nonconformity allegation in discrimination claims.HUD expands fair housing protections for transgender people|Tracy Jan|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
If it stops you, maybe you should switch to DEET, sunscreen, or Johnson Wax, as the users of these products make the same claim.
Defenders of the status quo claim the old rules protect consumers.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The claim is one of a series of allegations made in a controversial documentary that the BBC has now pulled.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were called La Red Avispa (The Wasp Network) and claim to have successfully foiled a number of threats against the island.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The FBI and the President may claim that the Hermit Kingdom is to blame for the most high-profile network breach in forever.
The purchasers found that this claim was not well founded, and sought to recover their money.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
I claim that it contains many errors of fact, and the Higher Criticism supports the claim; as we shall see.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
He took mental inventory of his possessions and what he could lay claim to, and he happened to think about his wife's homestead.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Having thus enrolled himself as one of the Agency Indians, he had a claim on this the Agency doctor.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Who was he, indeed, that he should claim the right to thwart another's happiness, hinder another's best self-realisation?The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for claim
- a demand for payment in connection with an insurance policy, etc
- the sum of money demanded
Derived forms of claimclaimable, adjectiveclaimer, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with claim
In addition to the idiom beginning with claim
- claim check
- lay claim to
- stake a claim