Assert

глагол 1) утверждать; заявлять, декларировать, Например: She asserted that she was innocent. — Она утверждала, что невиновна. Синоним(ы): allege, aver, avow, maintain Антоним(ы): contradict, controvert, refute 2) отстаивать, защищать, доказывать (что-либо) Например: assert one's rights / oneself — отстаивать свои права

Большой англо-русский словарь

Assert

1) утверждать; заявлять, объявлять 2) обеспечивать; доказывать

Англо-русский научно-технический словарь

Assert

transitive verb Etymology: Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, from ad- + serere to join — more at series 1. to state or declare positively and often forcefully or aggressively 2. a. to demonstrate the existence of
Example: assert his manhood — James Joyce b. posit, postulate Synonyms: assert, declare, affirm, protest, avow mean to state positively usually in anticipation of denial or objection. assert implies stating confidently without need for proof or regard for evidence
Example: asserted that modern music is just noise. declare stresses open or public statement
Example: declared her support for the candidate. affirm implies conviction based on evidence, experience, or faith
Example: affirmed the existence of an afterlife. protest emphasizes affirming in the face of denial or doubt
Example: protested that he really had been misquoted. avow stresses frank declaration and acknowledgment of personal responsibility for what is declared
Example: avowed that all investors would be repaid in full. Synonym: see in addition maintain.

Энциклопедический словарь Мерриама-Вебстера