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assertion

as·ser·tion

assertion

 
pronunciation:
suhr shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a declaration or statement, often without support or proof.
The reporter's bold assertion that the politician was lying surprised everyone in the press room.
synonyms:
allegation, avouchment, declaration, statement
similar words:
affirmation, announcement, assurance, avowal, claim, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, representation
definition 2: the act of making assertive statements.
synonyms:
allegation, declaration, profession
similar words:
affirmation, claim, proclamation