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assert

EN[əˈsɜːt] [əˈsɝt] [-ɜː(r)t]
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    Definition of assert in English Dictionary

  • NounPLasserts
    1. (computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
    2. VerbSGassertsPRassertingPT, PPasserted
      1. To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
        1. Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.
      2. To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
        1. to assert one's authority
        2. Salman Rushdie has asserted his right ... to be identified as the author of this work
      3. 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.
        1. The quasi-judicial pre-grant process of asserting patent rights and appeals procedures during patent examination; 'to assert' patent rights means to defend or maintain patent rights.
      4. (computer science) To make true; to make equal to 1.
      5. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • "They were wimping along and I was accomplished," she asserts with some pride and a touch of arrogance.
          • "Singing is the oldest, most effective and productive way to tackle girls," asserted the 37-year old, affectionately known as Ah Guan at Tan Chang Ren Music Station.
          • During the centuries, the people of Ireland struggled constantly to assert their right to govern themselves. ‎
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en asserted
          2. en assertion
          3. fr assertion
          4. en assertive
          5. en asserts
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          Grammatically, this word "assert" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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