- 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.
assert definition by Webster's New World
- to state positively; declare; affirm
- to maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
Origin: ; from Classical Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, to join to, claim ; from ad-, to plush serere, join: see series
assert definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb as·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).
Origin: Latin asserere, assert- : ad-, ad- + serere, to join; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
- as·sertˈa·ble, as·sertˈi·ble adjective
- as·sertˈer, as·serˈtor noun
assert - Phrases/Idioms