claim meaning

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