• (RP) IPA: /əˈsɜːt/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈsɝt/

assert (asserts, present participle asserting; past and past participle asserted)

  1. To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
    He would often assert that there was life on other planets.
  2. To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
    to assert one's authority
    Salman Rushdie has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work.
  3. To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to
    to assert our rights and liberties
  4. (programming) To specify that a condition or expression is true at a certain point in the code.
  5. (electronics) To set a signal on a line using a voltage or electric current.
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assert (plural asserts)

  1. (computer science) an assertion; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

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