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claim

noun (n)

  • an assertion of a right (as to money or property) (noun.communication)
    Example:
    His claim asked for damages.
    source: wordnet30
  • an assertion that something is true or factual (noun.communication)
    Example:
    His claim that he was innocent.
    Evidence contradicted the government's claims.
    source: wordnet30
  • demand for something as rightful or due (noun.act)
    Example:
    They struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day.
    source: wordnet30
  • an informal right to something (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: title
    Example:
    His claim on her attentions.
    source: wordnet30
  • an established or recognized right (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    A strong legal claim to the property.
    He staked his claim.
    source: wordnet30
  • a demand especially in the phrase (noun.communication)
    Synonym: call
    source: wordnet30
  • A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing (verb.communication)
    Antonym: disclaim
    Example:
    He claimed that he killed the burglar.
    source: wordnet30
  • demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to (verb.possession)
    Example:
    He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter.
    Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident.
    source: wordnet30
  • ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example (verb.communication)
    Example:
    They claimed on the maximum allowable amount.
    source: wordnet30
  • lay claim to; as of an idea (verb.communication)
    Synonym: take
    source: wordnet30
  • take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs (verb.communication)
    Synonym: exact, take
    Example:
    The accident claimed three lives.
    source: wordnet30
  • To ask for, or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right, or supposed right; to challenge as a right; to demand as due. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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