assertverb [T]uk /əˈsɜːt/ us /-ˈsɝːt/
- She very quickly asserted her authority over the class.
- Tough new policies are needed if the authorities are to assert control over a crime-ridden city.
- The book asserts that the 1969 moon landing was a hoax.
- The prime minister asserted that he had no intention of resigning.
- He made a special appearance on television asserting that the allegations against him were false.