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Synonyms for claim

Synonyms for claim

to assert one's right to


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


Related Words

an established or recognized right

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


Related Words

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 ?
On the 22d of June he sold his dog--said 'Dern a dog, anyway, where you're just starting off on a rattling bully pleasure tramp through the summer woods and hills--perfect nuisance--chases the squirrels, barks at everything, goes a-capering and splattering around in the fords-- man can't get any chance to reflect and enjoy nature-- and I'd a blamed sight ruther carry the claim myself, it's a mighty sight safer; a dog's mighty uncertain in a financial way- -always noticed it--well, GOOD-by, boys--last call--I'm off for Tennessee with a good leg and a gay heart, early in the morning.
You have heard us grant that claim, and welcome it.
He is as well acquainted with his own claims, as you can be with Harriet's.
Bell discovered a new art--that of transmitting speech by electricity, and his claim is not as broad as his invention.
The claims of justice, both on one side and on the other, will be in force, and must be fulfilled; the rights of humanity must in all cases be duly and mutually respected; whilst considerations of a common interest, and, above all, the remembrance of the endearing scenes which are past, and the anticipation of a speedy triumph over the obstacles to reunion, will, it is hoped, not urge in vain MODERATION on one side, and PRUDENCE on the other.
Associated with such immemorial standbys as the Selfridge Merrys, who were asked everywhere because they always had been, the Beauforts, on whom there was a claim of relationship, and Mr.
There is also a doubt concerning the pretensions of all those who claim the honours of government: for those who found them either on fortune or family have nothing which they can justly say in their defence; since it is evident upon their principle, that if any one person can be found richer than all the rest, the right of governing all these will be justly vested in this one person.
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.
Will had given a disinterested attention to an intended settlement on a new plan in the Far West, and the need for funds in order to carry out a good design had set him on debating with himself whether it would not be a laudable use to make of his claim on Bulstrode, to urge the application of that money which had been offered to himself as a means of carrying out a scheme likely to be largely beneficial.
She inclined her head in assent to the claim of the Gatholian.
He could still stake another claim in his own name, the others being merely transfers.
John of Gaunt made up his mind to resist this claim, and John Wyclif, who had already begun to preach against the power of the Pope, helped him.
I cannot, and will not, permit Mercy Merrick to claim the merit of restoring me to my proper place in this house.
One solitary town, Tampa Town, was able to put in a claim in favor of its situation.
My question is only whether the just man, while refusing to have more than another just man, would wish and claim to have more than the unjust?