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Synonyms for claim

Synonyms for claim

to assert one's right to

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to defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example)

to put into words positively and with conviction

to ask for urgently or insistently

the act of demanding

a legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due

a right or legal share in something

Synonyms for claim

an assertion of a right (as to money or property)

an assertion that something is true or factual

demand for something as rightful or due

an informal right to something

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an established or recognized right

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

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assert or affirm strongly

ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

References in classic literature ?
Daylight staked a claim in his own name adjoining the three he had purchased with his plug tobacco.
In return, he arranged to stake a claim for him, which he was to record when he passed through Forty Mile.
The claim on Hunker Creek took toll from its possessors.
Miners came in on snowshoes from their placer claims twenty miles away to buy fresh bread from her, and paid for it in gold.
Much stress has been laid upon the fact that the accused offered a very large reward for the knife with which this murder was done; that no thief came forward to claim that extraordinary reward; that the latter fact was good circumstantial evidence that the claim that the knife had been stolen was a vanity and a fraud; that these details taken in connection with the memorable and apparently prophetic speech of the deceased concerning that knife, and the finally discovery of that very knife in the fatal room where no living person was found present with the slaughtered man but the owner of the knife and his brother, form an indestructible chain of evidence which fixed the crime upon those unfortunate strangers.
You have heard us grant that claim, and welcome it.
The currents are too feeble"; second, Gray the CONVERT, who wrote frankly to Bell in 1877, "I do not claim the credit of inventing it"; and third, Gray the CLAIMANT, who endeavored to prove in 1886 that he was the original inventor.
All these things seem to make it plain, that none of these principles are justly founded on which these persons would establish their right to the supreme power; and that all men whatsoever ought to obey them: for with respect to those who claim it as due to their virtue or their fortune, they might have justly some objection to make; for nothing hinders but that it may sometimes happen, that the many may be better or richer than the few, not as individuals, but in their collective capacity.
As regarded the appropriation of the soil, the facility of communication, the rapidity of transport, the claims of both States were evenly balanced.
From all of her year she may claim One haunch of each kill for her litter, and none may deny her the same.
By discarding a claim to knowledge of the ultimate purpose, we shall clearly perceive that just as one cannot imagine a blossom or seed for any single plant better suited to it than those it produces, so it is impossible to imagine any two people more completely adapted down to the smallest detail for the purpose they had to fulfill, than Napoleon and Alexander with all their antecedents.
Never mind,' and jumped out and told the coachman to wait--said he hadn't time to take anything to eat, he only had a little claim against the government to collect, would run across the way, to the Treasury, and fetch the money, and then get right along back to Tennessee, for he was in considerable of a hurry.
Waiving that point, however, and supposing her to be, as you describe her, only pretty and goodnatured, let me tell you, that in the degree she possesses them, they are not trivial recommendations to the world in general, for she is, in fact, a beautiful girl, and must be thought so by ninetynine people out of an hundred; and till it appears that men are much more philosophic on the subject of beauty than they are generally supposed; till they do fall in love with wellinformed minds instead of handsome faces, a girl, with such loveliness as Harriet, has a certainty of being admired and sought after, of having the power of chusing from among many, consequently a claim to be nice.
Finally, at the suggestion of the International League of Cannon Founders, which had important branches in both countries, they decided to refer their claims to the Bumbo of Jiam, and abide by his judgment.
There still are discordant and undecided claims between several of them, and the dissolution of the Union would lay a foundation for similar claims between them all.