Definition: assert to be true
Usage: The letter asserts a free society
Definition: take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
Usage: He posited three basic laws of nature
Definition: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Usage: Before God I swear I am innocent
Similar words: declare
Definition: state emphatically and authoritatively
Usage: He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
Definition: state categorically
Definition: be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
Usage: I must insist!
Definition: insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
Usage: Women should assert themselves more!
Definition: behave in a certain manner
Usage: She carried herself well; he bore himself with dignity; They conducted themselves well during these difficult times