Dictionary Results for claim


1. claim - noun

· an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"

Hypernym(s): assertion, averment, asseveration




2. claim - noun

· an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

Hypernym(s): assertion, averment, asseveration




3. claim - noun

· demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

Hypernym(s): demand




4. claim - noun

· an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"

Synonym(s): title

Hypernym(s): right




5. claim - noun

· an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"

Synonym(s): title

Hypernym(s): legal_right




6. claim - noun

· a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

Synonym(s): call

Hypernym(s): demand




7. claim - verb

· assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Hypernym(s): affirm

Antonym(s): disclaim




8. claim - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): lay_claim, arrogate

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest

Antonym(s): forfeit




9. claim - verb

· ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




10. claim - verb

· lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"

Synonym(s): take

Hypernym(s): affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

Antonym(s): disclaim




11. claim - verb

· take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

Synonym(s): take, exact

Hypernym(s): necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call_for, demand





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