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Definition of "asserted" []

  • Confidently stated to be so but without proof; alleged: the asserted value of a painting. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "asserted" in a sentence
  • "Prescription drug abuse, the administration asserted, is "America's fastest growing drug problem, driving significant increases in drug overdoses in recent years.""
  • "I read back through my posts and the ONLY thing that I firmly asserted is that the purpose of government is to protect our rights."
  • "“The security situation in Iraq is truly a good one,” Keane asserted from the dais of the Willard Continental Hotel ballroom on June 11, a day after a car bomb ripped through a market, killing 30 people in Nasiriyah."