Definition of assert :
1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
2. 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.
3. To maintain; to defend.
drift, range, keep, advance, uphold, conjure up, invoke, vagabond, defend, roll, curse, depose, cuss, assign, rove, hold, conserve, imprecate, say, keep up, call down, blaspheme, rely, control, raise, bank, put forward, plead, wander, arouse, offer, stir, allege, avow, cast, cite, conjure, observe, roam, nominate, ramble, importune, confirm, put up, swear, attack, call forth, introduce, depone, trust, argue, exert, vindicate, substantiate, preserve, evoke, stray, asseverate, swan, produce, adduce, bring up, posit, take a firm stand, tramp, insist, wield
affirm (part of speech: verb)
profess, propound, accept, ratify, pledge, validate, contend, certify, admit, declare, promise, corroborate, express, maintain, sustain, submit, endorse, attest, warrant, verify, claim, acknowledge, testify, adjure, approve, affirm, support, proclaim, state, avouch, aver, pronounce, assure, set down
disclose (part of speech: verb)
- They assert an inspiration, which we also maintain. - "Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors", James Freeman Clarke.
- How wrong are those on shore who assert that sailors are not religious! - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
- Only in the union can you assert yourself as unique, because the union does not possess you, but you possess it or make it of use to you. - "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.