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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.

Synonyms:

exert, call forth, swear, depone, roll, attack, tramp, take a firm stand, advance, produce, argue, arouse, plead, cite, imprecate, importune, conjure, conjure up, depose, range, cast, observe, keep, offer, put forward, stray, avow, invoke, blaspheme, call down, adduce, say, assign, confirm, control, rely, vagabond, insist, trust, ramble, bring up, roam, substantiate, introduce, cuss, maintain, verify, evoke, swan, affirm, put up, vindicate, wander, drift, bank, wield, conserve, keep up, curse, stir, rove, posit, preserve, hold, nominate, raise, allege, asseverate, aver, uphold, defend.

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