Synonyms of 'assert'

advance, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, answer, argue, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, champion, confess, contend, counter, declare, defend, enunciate, espouse, express, have, hold, insist, lay down, maintain, manifesto, persist, pose, posit, postulate, predicate, press, proclaim, profess, pronounce, propose, propound, protest, put, quote, rebut, recite, refute, relate, reply, respond, riposte, say, set down, set forth, speak, speak for, speak out, stand for, state, submit, support, sustain, swear, uphold, urge, vow, warrant