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claim

 
Noun claim has 6 senses
  1. claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
    --1 is a kind of
    assertion, averment, asseveration
    --1 has particulars: pretension
    Derived form: verb claim2
  2. claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
    --2 is a kind of
    assertion, averment, asseveration
    --2 has particulars: allegation, allegement
    Derived form: verb claim1
  3. claim - demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
    --3 is a kind of
    demand
    --3 has particulars: insurance claim
    Derived form: verb claim3
  4. claim, title - an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"
    --4 is a kind of right
    Derived forms: verb claim4, verb claim3
  5. title, claim - 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"
    --5 is a kind of legal right
    --5 has particulars: own right; entitlement
  6. call, claim - a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    --6 is a kind of demand
Verb claim has 5 senses
  1. claim - assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
    --1 is one way to
    affirm
    Antonyms: disclaim
    Derived form: noun claim2
    Sample sentence:
    They claim to move
  2. claim, lay claim, arrogate - 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"
    --2 is one way to request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Antonyms: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo
    Derived forms: noun claim1, noun claimant1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
    --3 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun claim4, noun claim3, noun claimant1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. claim, take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
    --4 is one way to affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear
    Antonyms: disclaim
    Derived form: noun claim4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. claim, take, exact - 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"
    --5 is one way to necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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