title>ラッセル英単語・熟語:A-72( assert 主張する,断言する) - Bertrand Russell のページ
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assert (v) 主張する,断言する;我を張る]

* as < ad = to ; sert = join → 「〜に考えを結びつける→主張する」
* assert oneself :自己主張する
* assertive (adj.):断定的,固執する
* assertion (n):主張;断言

I do not mean to assert this pedantically as an absolute rule, but as a principle guiding school authorities as regards the matters upon which they ought to lay emphasis.
 出典:ラッセル『教育論』第三部 知性の教育_第14章「一般的原理」]

There is another ethical theory, which to my mind is also inadequate; it is that which might be called the "biological" theory, though I should not wish to assert that it is held by biologists.

Two centuries later, when Darwin published Origin of Species, he was met by dogmatic assertion of Aristotle's doctrine that each species was separately created.

The immigrants asserted their legal right to organize and improve their situation.

The maid asserted that she left the room untouched after she cleaned it up .
 出典:『鉄緑会 東大英単語熟語 鉄壁』p.213]

The government has repeatedly asserted that it will not change its policy.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]