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1. To state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver: "She asserted her ownership of the diamond."
2. To maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.).
3. To state as having existence; affirm; postulate.
4. To assert oneself, to insist on one's rights, declare one's views forcefully, etc.
5. Etymology: from Latin assert-, past participle of asserere, "to join to"; which came from ad-, "to" + serere, "to join, to connect".
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