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3 definitions found
 for Asserting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assert \As*sert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asserted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Asserting.] [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.]
     1. To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and
        strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
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              Nothing is more shameful . . . than to assert
              anything to be done without a cause.  --Ray.
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     2. To maintain; to defend. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              That . . . I may assert Eternal Providence,
              And justify the ways of God to men.   --Milton.
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              I will assert it from the scandal.    --Jer. Taylor.
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     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.
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     To assert one's self, to claim or vindicate one's rights or
        position; to demand recognition.
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     Syn: To affirm; aver; asseverate; maintain; protest;
          pronounce; declare; vindicate.
  
     Usage: 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  asserting \asserting\ adj. prenom.
     1. declaring.
  
     Syn: declaratory.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  asserting
      adj 1: relating to the use of or having the nature of a
             declaration [syn: declarative, declaratory,
             asserting(a)] [ant: interrogative, interrogatory]

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