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    claim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word claim

    Definition
    (noun) an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    Example Sentence
    • his claim asked for damages
    Definition
    (noun) an assertion that something is true or factual
    Example Sentence
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims
    Definition
    (noun) demand for something as rightful or due
    Example Sentence
    • they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day
    Definition
    (noun) an informal right to something
    Synonyms : title
    Example Sentence
    • his claim on her attentions
    • his title to fame
    Definition
    (noun) an established or recognized right
    Synonyms : title
    Example Sentence
    • a strong legal claim to the property
    • he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate
    • he staked his claim
    Definition
    (noun) a demand especially in the phrase
    Synonyms : call
    Example Sentence
    • the call of duty
    Definition
    (verb) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
    Example Sentence
    • He claimed that he killed the burglar
    Definition
    (verb) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    Synonyms : arrogate , lay claim
    Example Sentence
    • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
    • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
    Definition
    (verb) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
    Example Sentence
    • They claimed on the maximum allowable amount
    Definition
    (verb) lay claim to; as of an idea
    Synonyms : take
    Example Sentence
    • She took credit for the whole idea
    Definition
    (verb) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    Synonyms : exact , take
    Example Sentence
    • the accident claimed three lives
    • The hard work took its toll on her
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