Definition of claim :
1. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact.
2. A loud call.
3. A right to claim or demand something; a title to any debt, privilege, or other thing in possession of another; also, a title to anything which another should give or concede to, or confer on, the claimant.
4. The thing claimed or demanded; that ( as land) to which any one intends to establish a right; as a settler's claim; a miner's claim.
5. To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due.
6. To assert; to maintain.
7. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
8. To call, or name.
9. To proclaim.
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affirm (part of speech: verb)
profess, propound, accept, ratify, pledge, validate, contend, avouch, admit, declare, promise, corroborate, express, maintain, sustain, submit, endorse, assure, warrant, verify, certify, acknowledge, testify, adjure, approve, affirm, support, proclaim, state, aver, attest, pronounce, assert, set down
pretend (part of speech: verb)
petition (part of speech: verb)
possess (part of speech: verb)
pretension (part of speech: noun)
forgery, pretension, imitation, front, mannerism, device, affectation, gimmick, facade, air, guise, charade, fakery, artificiality, imposture, ostentation, pretense, deceit, impersonation, fraud, falseness
acquire (part of speech: verb)
net, pocket, accumulate, procure, land, take, fetch, collect, amass, get, obtain, garner, heap, incur, score, receive, harvest, buy, wrangle, win, corner, acquire, secure, add, assume, annex, retrieve, lure, reap, catch, capture, palm, bag, purchase
acquisition (part of speech: noun)
pretext (part of speech: noun)