[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- v. 断言, 主张
- ［英］ v. 断言, 主张 ( to state positively; declare, affirm)
- ［记］ as+sert ( 参与) -> 一再参与 ( 讨论) -> 主张
- ［同］ 派生词: assertive ( adj. 言语果断的, 断言的) ; assertiveness ( n. 坚定而自信) ; assertion ( n.坚决断言)
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Etymology: Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, from ad- + serere to join — more at series
- Date: circa 1604
- 1. to state or declare positively and often forcefully or aggressively
- assert, declare, affirm, protest, avow mean to state positively usually in anticipation of denial or objection. assert implies stating confidently without need for proof or regard for evidence asserted that modern music is just noise. declare stresses open or public statementdeclared her support for the candidate. affirm implies conviction based on evidence, experience, or faithaffirmed the existence of an afterlife. protest emphasizes affirming in the face of denial or doubtprotested that he really had been misquoted. avow stresses frank declaration and acknowledgment of personal responsibility for what is declaredavowed that all investors would be repaid in full.
- Synonym: see in addition maintain.