Learner's definition of ASSERT
to state (something) in a strong and definite way
“Poverty is the city's most serious problem,” the authors assert. = The authors assert that poverty is the city's most serious problem.
He asserted that there were spies in the government.
Despite the evidence against him, he has continued to assert his innocence. [=has continued to say that he is innocent]
to demand that other people accept or respect (something)
of a person
to speak or act in a strong and definite way
If you want people to listen to your opinions, you'll need to learn how to assert yourself.
The coach wants the players to assert themselves [=play more aggressively] on the field.
of a thing
to become apparent
to start to be clearly seen or known
, and avow
mean to say something in a way that shows you feel strongly about it, usually when you expect someone to disagree or challenge you.
suggests that you are confident about what you are saying and that you do not need proof or evidence.
is used when you are saying something in a public or open way.
is a formal word which suggests that you believe something because of evidence, experience, or faith.
is also formal and emphasizes that you are being honest or sincere.