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claim

claim

 
 
pronunciation:
kleIm
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
lay claim to
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: claimed, claiming, claims
definition 1: to assert ownership; demand as one's right.
The settlers claimed a parcel of land along the river.He was in a hurry to claim a seat in the front row.
synonyms:
demand
antonyms:
disclaim, disown, renounce, surrender
similar words:
collect, exact, expropriate, postulate, requisition, take
definition 2: to state (something) as true although not proven to be; assert, contend.
He claimed that the new discovery was his.The advertisers claim that their product cleans better than similar products.Some scientists claim that these skeletal remains are much older than what was once believed.
synonyms:
affirm, assert, aver, maintain
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
allege, argue, asseverate, contend, declare, predicate, proclaim, profess, purport
definition 3: to require or call for.
Her children claimed nearly all of her attention.
synonyms:
call for, demand, require
similar words:
command, entreat, need, take
definition 4: to take.
The tornado claimed several lives.The freezing temperatures claimed four victims.
similar words:
destroy, eliminate, kill, overcome, vanquish
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a demand for something as one's right; assertion of ownership.
Her brother still has a claim on the property.
similar words:
call, exaction, request, right, title
definition 2: a statement that is maintained to be true although it is not proven to be.
Nobody believed his claim of seeing a UFO.
synonyms:
affirmation, assertion, profession
similar words:
allegation, avowal, declaration, postulation
definition 3: an act of claiming, or that which is claimed.
He questioned her claim of loyalty.
synonyms:
affirmation, assertion, statement
similar words:
declaration, demand, proclamation
definition 4: title or right to something, such as payment required by the terms of an insurance policy or the like.
Did you file a claim with your insurance company when that tree fell on your roof?
synonyms:
droit, right, title
similar words:
deed, desert, dibs, due, ownership, prerogative, pretension, tenure
phrase: lay claim to