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claim

noun

1 claim

An assertion of a right (as to money or property).

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Roget 765: request, requisition; claim etc. (demand) 741; petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin.    motion, overture, ... show more

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Polish: roszczenie

2 claim

An assertion that something is true or factual.

3 claim

Demand for something as rightful or due.

Dutch: aanspraak, claim
Polish: postulat, dezyderat

4 claim

An informal right to something:
— His claim on her attentions.

synonym: title.

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Roget 924: due, dueness; right, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright.    immunity, license, liberty, ... show more

5 claim

An established or recognized right:
— A strong legal claim to the property.
— He staked his claim.

synonym: title.

Dutch: claim, eigendom, eigendomsrecht, eis, vordering

6 claim

A demand especially in the phrase.

synonym: call.

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

verb

1 claim

Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing.

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

2 claim

Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to:
— He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter.
— Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident.

synonyms: arrogate, lay claim.

Roget 924: be due etc. adj.. to, be the due etc. n.. of; have right to, have title to, have claim to; be entitled to; have a claim upon; belong to ... show more

Dutch: aanspraak maken op

3 claim

Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example.

4 claim

Lay claim to; as of an idea.

synonym: take.

5 claim

Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs:
— The accident claimed three lives.

synonyms: exact, take.

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: absolute interest, acquire, adduce, advance, adverse possession, affidavit, affirm, affirmation, allegation, allege, alodium, application, appurtenance, argue, ask, ask for, assert, assertion, authority, avow ... show more.

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