An example of a person who may assert something is a scientist who is very confident in his supporting data.
Asserted her independence.
An example of someone who may assert is a defense attorney who believes strongly in his client's innocence.
To assert one's authority.
Salman Rushdie has asserted his right ... to be identified as the author of this work.
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.
An example of someone who may assert herself is an employee who feels she is being treated unfairly.
Asserted his innocence.
- To act boldly or forcefully, especially in defending one's rights or stating an opinion.
- to insist on one's rights, or on being recognized
Origin of assert
- Latin asserere assert- ad- ad- serere to join ser-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition