Etymology: From Latin assertum, past participle of asserere "claim", from ad- + serere "join"
- To affirm; to declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
- To maintain; to defend.
- 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.
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