Synonyms of assert in English:


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1‘he asserted that the day of the cottage industry was over’

declare, maintain, contend, argue, state, claim, propound, submit, posit, postulate, adduce, move, advocate, venture, volunteer, aver, proclaim, announce, pronounce, attest, affirm, protest, profess, swear, insist, avow
formal opine
rare asseverate

2‘elderly people find it increasingly difficult to assert their rights’

insist on, stand up for, uphold, defend, contend, establish, press for, push for, stress


    assert oneself

    ‘a large government majority can encourage backbenchers to assert themselves’

    behave confidently, speak confidently, be assertive, put oneself forward, make one's presence felt, exert one's influence, make people sit up and take notice, make people sit up and listen
    informal put one's foot down