Definition of assertion :
1. Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
2. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
financial statement, self-assertion, avouchment, asseveration, averment, self-confidence, effrontery, program line, allegation, boldness, impudence, self-reliance, affirm, confidence, trust, claim, command, arrogance, instruction
affirmation (part of speech: noun)
confirmation, promise, testimony, sanction, verification, certification, assurance, pledge, submission, acknowledgment, validation, declaration, proclamation, corroboration, affirmation, pronouncement, attestation, statement, oath, avowal, endorsement, warranty, approval, admission, ratification
dissertation (part of speech: noun)
criticism, examination, interpolation, article, dissertation, thesis, position, commentary, argument, hypothesis, research, conjecture, critique, analysis, contention, postulation, opinion, premise, essay, discussion
topic (part of speech: noun)
inference, query, presumption, matter, assumption, principle, paradigm, issue, consideration, concept, theme, subject, problem, topic, basis, exposition, motif, idea, question, theorem, text, belief, axiom, point
disclosure (part of speech: noun)
- But Mary stuck to her assertion, and at last it was decided that Una was either out of her mind, or that she was no lady. - "Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir", Charles Garvice.
- I make no positive assertion that he spent any time in watching the British; Revere, knowing the route, may have signalled in order to make sure that the news crossed the river, even though he himself might fail. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
- The assertion leaped involuntarily from Diana's lips. - "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.