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as·sert

assert

 
 
pronunciation:
suhrt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: asserts, asserting, asserted
definition 1: to state with force or confidence.
He asserted his innocence.
synonyms:
declare, maintain, state
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
affirm, allege, profess
definition 2: to put forward strongly.
Once he started asserting himself more, he gained respect from others.
synonyms:
advance
similar words:
present
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The word assert contains the following part:
as- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix as- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with an "s" sound, such as "sent" and "cert." See ad-.