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to assert innocence

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  • assert — 1 Assert, declare, profess, affirm, aver, protest, avouch, avow, predicate, warrant agree in meaning to state positively usually either in anticipation of denial or objection or in the face of it. Assert implies absence of proof: it usually… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assert — 01. You shouldn t let people push you around so much. You really need to [assert] yourself a bit more. 02. [Assertive] people can sometimes be seen as overly aggressive. 03. Despite her repeated [assertions] that she was innocent, everyone was… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • assert */*/ — UK [əˈsɜː(r)t] / US [əˈsɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms assert : present tense I/you/we/they assert he/she/it asserts present participle asserting past tense asserted past participle asserted 1) a) to state firmly that something is true He has… …   English dictionary

  • assert — [[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] asserts, asserting, asserted 1) VERB If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly. [FORMAL] [V that] Mr. Helm plans to assert that the bill violates the First Amendment... [V n] The defendants, who continue to… …   English dictionary

  • assert — as|sert [ ə sɜrt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to state firmly that something is true: He asserted his innocence. assert (that): The governor asserted that no more money would be available. a ) to behave or do something in a confident way: She always …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • assert — asserter, assertor, n. assertible, adj. /euh serrt /, v.t. 1. to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver: He asserted his innocence of the crime. 2. to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.). 3.… …   Universalium

  • assert — as•sert [[t]əˈsɜrt[/t]] v. t. 1) to state strongly; affirm; aver: He asserted his innocence[/ex] 2) to maintain or defend (claims, rights, etc.) 3) to state as having existence; affirm; postulate: to assert a first cause as necessary[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Actual innocence — is the most widely used [Paul Bergman, Sara J. Berman Barrett, The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System (2007), p. 285 (stating Undoubtedly, the most common defenseargument is that the prosecution has failed to prove the… …   Wikipedia

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  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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