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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


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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

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Kuala Lumpur : Supporters of an armed bid by Filipino intruders to lay claim to a Malaysian state took their campaign to cyberspace on Monday, manipulating Google search listings to show a message backing the incursion.
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Servant of the Gods is a historical fiction novel that brings to life the events of the Song of Deborah, the Biblical story of how Deborah and Barak led an army to defeat the Canaanites and lay claim to Israel.
Both lay claim to the egg and trouble begins--but both agree it's beautiful.
Because religious leaders have a sacred duty to teach from texts that lay claim to eternal truths, they cannot simply moderate their teaching according to fluctuations in social mores," stated the brief.
As I write this, outlays for fiscal 2006 are still being debated, but this much is certain: Bush and the Republicans can in no way lay claim to the mantle of fiscal restraint.
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Significantly, that game is about conquering Thebes: What little is shared between the men is in the Boy Scout lingo of the alpha male; calling to each other from separate peaks, they lay claim to "my mountain" and "your mountain.
The question of the ownership of water is hugely controversial, and I have always found it fascinating how one group or country can lay claim to any area of water.
The scientists who could lay claim to these answers would surely become household names and position themselves for substantial financial rewards.
In addition to our excellent local choirs, it may come as a surprise to honourable members that we lay claim to Kylie Minogue.
As long as we humans continue to lay claim to so much of the planet, while living under such economic and political strife ourselves, any wildlife released back to nature will quickly end up as "bushmeat," or a victim otherwise of someone's economic desperation.