claim

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. ask, demand, requisition, require; lay claim to; informal, contend, allege, assert. —n. demand, requisition, requirement, prerogative; lien, hold; plea, counterclaim; title. See affirmation, command, lawsuit, possession, rightness, justice.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. demand, declaration, pretense, requisition, profession, entreaty, petition, suit, ultimatum, call, request, requirement, application, postulation, protestation, case, pretension, assertion, allegation, plea, counterclaim, right, interest, title, part, stake; see also appeal 1 , contention 2 .
Ant. disclaimer, renunciation*, repudiation.
lay claim to,
Syn. demand, stake out a claim to, appropriate; see claim 1 , require 2 , seize 2 .
v.
1. [To assert a claim to]
Syn. demand, lay claim to, stake out a claim, exact, challenge, claim as one's due, demand as a right, command, insist upon, pretend to, assert one's right to, make a stand, call upon one for, petition, ask for, call for, require, deserve, have dibs on*; see also require 2 .
Ant. disclaim, renounce, abandon.
2. [To assert]
Syn. insist, maintain, allege, profess; see declare 1 , pretend 1 .
See Synonym Study at require .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. demand take, seek, petition, *have dibs on, exact, expropriate, attach.
2. assert maintain, insist, allege, proclaim, declare, hold, profess, defend, contend.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To assert one's right to: demand. Idiom: lay claim to. See GIVE, OWNED, REQUEST. 2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example): assert, vindicate. See ATTACK. 3. To put into words positively and with conviction: affirm, allege, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, hold, maintain, say, state. Idiom: have it. See AFFIRM. 4. To ask for urgently or insistently: call for, demand, exact, insist on (or upon), require, requisition. Idiom: cry out for. See REQUEST. II noun 1. The act of demanding: call, cry, demand, exaction, requisition. See REQUEST. 2. A legitimate or supposed right to demand something as one's rightful due: pretense, pretension, title. Slang: dibs. See OWNED, REQUEST. 3. A right or legal share in something: interest, portion, stake, title. See PART. 4. The act of asserting positively: affirmation, allegation, assertion, asseveration, averment, declaration, statement. See AFFIRM.

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