1. claim, assertion, averment, asseveration

usage: an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"

2. claim, assertion, averment, asseveration

usage: an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

3. claim, demand

usage: demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

4. claim, title, right

usage: an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"

5. title, claim, legal right

usage: an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"

6. call, claim, demand

usage: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"


1. claim, affirm

usage: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

2. claim, lay claim, arrogate, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

3. claim, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

4. claim, take, affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

usage: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"

5. claim, take, exact, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

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