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前缀as- 同ad-. 词根ser, 连结，见series. 原指把手放在奴隶头上，宣称对奴隶所有权。 -t, 过去分词格。
- assert:  Assert comes ultimately from Latin asserere, which meant literally ‘join oneself to something’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix ad- ‘to’ and serere ‘join’ (source of English series and serial), and it came to take on various metaphorical connotations: if one ‘joined oneself to’ a particular thing, one ‘declared one’s right to’ it, and if one ‘joined oneself to’ a particular point of view, one ‘maintained’ it, or ‘claimed’ it.
The verb was used in both these senses when English acquired it, from the Latin past participial stem assert-, but the former had more or less died out by the end of the 18th century.
=> serial, series
- assert (v.)
- c. 1600, "declare," from Latin assertus, past participle of asserere "claim, maintain, affirm" (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself "stand up for one's rights" is recorded from 1879.
- 1. Mr. Helm plans to assert that the bill violates the First Amendment.
- 2. The defendants, who continue to assert their innocence, are expected to appeal.
- 3. She continued to assert that she was innocent.
- 4. To assert this is to denigrate the effectiveness of the police.
- 5. The enemy will invariably seek opportunities to assert himself.
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