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assertˈsɚt/verb
assertsassertedasserting
assert
ˈsɚt/
verb
assertsassertedasserting
Learner's definition of ASSERT  
[+ object]
: to state (something) in a strong and definite way
: to demand that other people accept or respect (something)

assert yourself

of a person : to speak or act in a strong and definite way
of a thing : to become apparent: to start to be clearly seen or known

— assertion

ˈsɚʃən/nounpluralassertions
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assertdeclareaffirm,  and avow mean to say something in a way that shows you feel strongly about it, usually when you expect someone to disagree or challenge you.
assert suggests that you are confident about what you are saying and that you do not need proof or evidence.
declare is used when you are saying something in a public or open way.
affirm is a formal word which suggests that you believe something because of evidence, experience, or faith.
avow is also formal and emphasizes that you are being honest or sincere.
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