assert


assert (http://definr.com/assert)

     v 1: state categorically [syn: asseverate, maintain]
     2: to declare or affirm as true: "Before God I swear I am
        innocent." [syn: affirm, avow, aver, swan, swear]
     3: insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized;
        "Women should assert themselves more!" [syn: put forward]
     4: assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society" [syn:
         insist]