bold, confident, strong
dogmatic, general, sweeping

sweeping assertions about the role of women in society


The argument needs to progress beyond the simple assertion that criminals are made not born.

false, unsubstantiated, unsupported

How can you make such an assertion?

justify, prove, support

Your assertion is not supported by the facts.

accept, agree with
challenge, dispute, question

Researchers have recently challenged these assertions.

contradict, refute
assertion about

assertions about human nature

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  • assertion — [ asɛrsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1294; lat. assertio « affirmer » ♦ Proposition (qui, dans sa forme, peut être affirmative ou négative) que l on avance et que l on soutient comme vraie. ⇒ affirmation, thèse. Assertion vraie ou fausse, gratuite, mensongère.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Assertion — (von lat. assertio, Behauptung) ist ein Terminus der Sprachwissenschaft (Linguistik), der Logik und der Theologie. Er steht für (bestimmte) „Behauptung, Versicherung, Feststellung“. Das zugehörige Adjektiv lautet assertorisch (feststellend,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Assertion — As*ser tion, n. [L. assertio, fr. asserere.] 1. The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced. [1913 Webster] There is a difference between assertion and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assertion — ASSERTION. s. f. Terme didactique. Proposition qu on soutient vraie. La seconde assertion est une suite de la première. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie aussi en style de Pratique, Affirmation en Justice. On le renvoya sur son assertion. Il n est guère en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • assertion — ASSERTION. s. f. Terme dogmatique, Proposition que l on soustient veritable. La seconde assertion est une suitte de la premiere. il y a tant d assertions dans sa these. on le renvoya sur son assertion. Il n est guere en usage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • assertion — early 15c., assercioun, from M.Fr. assertion (14c.) or directly from L.L. assertionem (nom. assertio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. asserere claim rights over something, state, maintain, affirm, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + serere join… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assertion — (lat.), Behauptung, Versicherung; insbesondere im römischen Recht in Bezug darauf, ob jemand ein Sklave oder freier Mann sei …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Assertion — (lat.), Behauptung, Versicherung: assertōrisch, behauptend, versichernd; assertorisches Urteil, das die einfache Tatsächlichkeit aussprechende Urteil …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Assertion — Assertion, Behauptung; assertorisch, behauptend; assertorisches Urtheil, die unbedingt ausgesprochene Behauptung. – Assertum, Behauptung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • assertion — I noun adfirmatio, affirmation, allegation, announcement, asseveration, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, defensio, disclosure, enunciation, expression, insistence, insistence on a claim, insistence on a right, ipse dixit,… …   Law dictionary

  • assertion — [n] declaration, positive statement affirmation, allegation, asservation, attestation, avowal, contention, defense, insistence, maintenance, mouthful, okay, predication, profession, pronouncement, report, say so*, stamp of approval, stressing,… …   New thesaurus

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