Dictionary » A » Assert

Assert

Assert

1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate. Nothing is more shameful . . . Than to assert anything to be done without a cause. (Ray)

2. To maintain; to defend. That . . . I may assert Eternal providence, And justify the ways of god to men. (Milton) I will assert it from the scandal. (Jer. Taylor)

3. 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. To assert one's self, to claim or vindicate one's rights or position; to demand recognition.

Synonym: to affirm, aver, asseverate, maintain, protest, pronounce, declare, vindicate.

to assert, Affirm, maintain, vindicate. To assert is to fasten to one's self, and hence to claim. It is, therefore, adversative in its nature. We assert our rights and privileges, or the cause of tree institutions, as against opposition or denial. To affirm is to declare as true. We assert boldly; we affirm positively. To maintain is to uphold, and insist upon with earnestness, whatever we have once asserted; as, to maintain one's cause, to maintain an argument, to maintain the ground we have taken. To vindicate is to use language and measures of the strongest kind, in defense of ourselves and those for whom we act. We maintain our assertions by adducing proofs, facts, or arguments; we are ready to vindicate our rights or interests by the utmost exertion of our powers.

Origin: L. Assertus, p. P. Of asserere to join or fasten to one's self, claim, maintain; ad _ serere to join or bind together. See series.

Source: Websters Dictiona 3c6 ry


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Origins of life

... passages, most commonly translated “Red Sea,” are in fact referring to what today is known as the Red Sea or are they, as some liberal scholars assert, really referring to a marshy area by the Rea Sea or possibly some smaller, shallower lake nearby? This is crucial because, if it was not the ...

See entire post
by defenderoffaith
Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
Replies: 327
Views: 178208

Natural selection is proven wrong

... will easily demonstrate that you are as ignorant of basic biology as Dean and that if you do not want to be called stupid, you better not try to assert knowingly your ignorance and misconceptions. In conclusion you are stupid.

See entire post
by canalon
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 646620

Re: Re:

... blathering. HI CANALON, It is not wishful thinking,it is a fact. Internet is a very primitive state of the godly brain. No it is not. You assert that internet is that, but for the moment Internet is essentially a porn viewing device (so probably a male brain). but very far from anything ...

See entire post
by canalon
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
Replies: 25
Views: 17219

Re: 5 best proofs of evolution

... well, appeared one day out of a spontaneous combination of chemicals. To make the claim for the scientific truth of evolution in this way is to assert nothing about how it might occur. Darwin provides one answer (through natural selection), but others have been suggested, too (including some ...

See entire post
by Raven7899
Sun May 27, 2012 11:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 240703

Viral-induced evolution

... species. It has already been hypothesized that viruses may be the most prehistoric "life form". Mindful I do not use life form to assert that they are living, hence the quotations. What I mean is that they could be abiotic precursor to the start of cells. One way this could probably ...

See entire post
by ChesneMD
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 5339
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,092 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link