American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Confidently stated to be so but without proof; alleged: the asserted value of a painting.
- adj. stated, declared or alleged, especially with confidence but no proof
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of assert.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. stated as a fact.
- adj. confidently declared to be so
“Prescription drug abuse, the administration asserted, is "America's fastest growing drug problem, driving significant increases in drug overdoses in recent years.”
“I read back through my posts and the ONLY thing that I firmly asserted is that the purpose of government is to protect our rights.”
““The security situation in Iraq is truly a good one,” Keane asserted from the dais of the Willard Continental Hotel ballroom on June 11, a day after a car bomb ripped through a market, killing 30 people in Nasiriyah.”
“The three gangsters, with the clique they lead, have again asserted their tyrrany and thrashed all the weaklings and feeblings in the forecastle.”
“Chaplin asserted that our familiar argument that games themselves are an adolescent medium -- one I recently trotted out myself -- is a straw man.”
““The ultimate cause of atheism, Newton asserted, is ‘this notion of bodies having, as it were, a complete, absolute and independent reality in themselves.’””
“In comments to reporters on Thursday, McCain asserted that I can tell you that it is succeeding.”
“Mauclerc's practices were bad, Watin asserted; and it was on the basis of his inferior experience that he accepted the theories that he did.”
“But all she's asserted is her power to be alone, and to reassert by force the role she's been trying to cast off ... even as she's fantasized about joining the goblin king since the first frame of the movie.”
“Only months after Sept. 11, 2001, Finkelstein asserted his support of terrorism.”
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