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assertion noun

ADJ. bold, confident, proud | categorical, dogmatic, general, sweeping sweeping assertions about the role of women in society | simple The argument needs to progress beyond the simple assertion that criminals are made not born. | unfounded, unsubstantiated, unsupported

VERB + ASSERTION make How can you make such an assertion? | justify, prove, support Your assertion is not supported by the facts. | accept, agree with | challenge, question Researchers have recently challenged these assertions. | reject | refute

PREP. ~ about assertions about human nature