assert a right to

assert a right to
index call (demand), demand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • assert — [[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] asserts, asserting, asserted 1) VERB If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly. [FORMAL] [V that] Mr. Helm plans to assert that the bill violates the First Amendment... [V n] The defendants, who continue to… …   English dictionary

  • assert — 1 Assert, declare, profess, affirm, aver, protest, avouch, avow, predicate, warrant agree in meaning to state positively usually either in anticipation of denial or objection or in the face of it. Assert implies absence of proof: it usually… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assert as one's right — index claim (demand) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Right — Right, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Righted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Righting}.] [AS. rihtan. See {Right}, a.] 1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right — I adj. 1) right about (to be right about smt.) 2) right in (you were right in assuming that) 3) right to + inf. (it was right of her to refuse = she was right to refuse) 4) right that + clause (it s not right that they should be treated in that… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • assert — 01. You shouldn t let people push you around so much. You really need to [assert] yourself a bit more. 02. [Assertive] people can sometimes be seen as overly aggressive. 03. Despite her repeated [assertions] that she was innocent, everyone was… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • assert */*/ — UK [əˈsɜː(r)t] / US [əˈsɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms assert : present tense I/you/we/they assert he/she/it asserts present participle asserting past tense asserted past participle asserted 1) a) to state firmly that something is true He has… …   English dictionary

  • assert — as|sert [əˈsə:t US ə:rt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of asserere, from ad to + serere to join ] 1.) to state firmly that something is true ▪ French cooking, she asserted, is the best in the world. assert that ▪ He… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • assert — verb 1 say sth clearly and firmly ADVERB ▪ boldly, confidently, emphatically, forcefully, strongly ▪ The report asserts confidently that the industry will grow. ▪ directly …   Collocations dictionary

  • assert — as|sert [ ə sɜrt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to state firmly that something is true: He asserted his innocence. assert (that): The governor asserted that no more money would be available. a ) to behave or do something in a confident way: She always …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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