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claim

claim

 
pronunciation:
kleIm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: claimed, claiming, claims
definition 1: to state or demand as one's right.
She claimed the first seat on the bus.
antonyms:
disown
similar words:
collect, exact, take
definition 2: to state as true.
He claimed that his father was seven feet tall.
synonyms:
affirm, maintain
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
allege, declare, proclaim, profess
definition 3: to need or call for.
The children claimed a lot of her attention.
synonyms:
call for, demand, require
similar words:
command, entreat, need, take
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a demand for something as one's right.
These people say they have a claim on the old farm.
similar words:
call, request, right, title
definition 2: a statement of something as true.
Do you believe his claim that the house is haunted?
synonyms:
profession
similar words:
declaration