Translation of "claim" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (SAY) uk us /kleɪm/

to say that something is true or is a fact, although you cannot prove it and other people might not believe it

[ + (that) ] The company claims (that) it is not responsible for the pollution in the river. 公司声称对该河流污染没有责任。
[ + to infinitive ] He claims to have met the President, but I don't believe him. 他声称见过总统,可是我不信。
All parties have claimed success in yesterday's elections. 所有党派都声称在昨天的选举中取得了胜利。
An unknown terrorist group has claimed responsibility for this morning's bomb attack. 一不知名的恐怖组织声称对今天上午的炸弹袭击事件负责。

If an organization or group claims a particular number of members, that number of people are believed to belong to it.


(Translation of “claim verb (SAY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)