- To assert is defined as to make a statement with full confidence of its truth and factuality.
An example of a person who may assert something is a scientist who is very confident in his supporting data.
- The definition of assert is to make a claim or defense.
An example of someone who may assert is a defense attorney who believes strongly in his client's innocence.
- To assert yourself means to make your beliefs or desires known in a strong and forceful way.
An example of someone who may assert herself is an employee who feels she is being treated unfairly.
- to state positively; declare; affirm
- to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
Origin of assert; from Classical Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, to join to, claim ; from ad-, to + serere, join: see series
transitive verbas·sert·ed, as·sert·ing, as·serts
- To state or express positively; affirm: asserted his innocence.
- To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
- To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate: asserted her independence.
Origin of assertLatin asserere, assert- : ad-, ad- + serere, to join; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
- as·sert′a·ble, as·sert′i·ble
- as·sert′er, as·ser′tor
- (computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
(third-person singular simple present asserts, present participle asserting, simple past and past participle asserted)
- To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
- he would often assert his beliefs to us
- To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
- to assert one's authority
- Salman Rushdie has asserted his right ... to be identified as the author of this work
- 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.
- 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.
- (computer science) To make true; to make equal to 1.