Say something is true (synonyms, similar words, thesaurus)

Say something is true

Declare

To state officially and publicly that something is true or happening

She declared it was the best wine she had ever tasted.

Assert

To state firmly that something is true

She asserts that the boy stole money from her.

Affirm

To state firmly and publicly that something is true

SW: confirm

He affirmed he had been at home all evening.

Confirm

To say that something is definitely true or correct

OPP: deny

The police confirmed that the two politicians had been arrested.

 

Without proof

Claim

To say something is true although it has not been proved

The medication claims that it can make you thin without dieting.

Allege

To say that something is true or that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof

Formal

Often passive

It was alleged that the mayor had accepted bribes.

 

When other people do not believe

Insist

To say firmly that something is true, even when other people do not believe you

She insisted on her innocence.

Maintain

To keep saying that something is true, even if other people do not agree or do not believe it

SW: insist, claim

I still maintain my innocence.

Contend

To argue or say that something is true

SW: maintain, insist

I contended my client had never been near the scene of the crime.

 

 

Request (synonyms, thesaurus, similar words)

Request

Advice, Help

Ask

To make a request for advice, help, information, etc.

I am going to ask my boss for a vacation.

Seek

Formal

To ask someone for advice, help, etc.

The woman is seeking medical advice from the doctor about her baby.

 

Ask politely or officially

Request

Formal

To ask for something politely or officially.

I requested permission to film at the castle.

Put in for something

Formal

To ask for something officially.

I am going to put in for a pay increase.

Make / Put in / Submit a request

To officially ask for something.

I am going to put in a request for two weeks’ holiday.

Claim

To officially ask for money from an organization because you have a right to it.

The insurance agent checked if I could claim the insurance.

Appeal

To make a serious or formal public request for money, information, or help.

 

Fishermen have appealed to the government for help.

 

Emotional Request

Plead

To make an urgent and emotional request for something.

She pleaded with me not to go.

Beg

To ask for something in an anxious or urgent way because you want or need it very much.

I begged them for help.

 

Ask repeatedly

Nag

To keep asking someone to do something that they do not want to do.

My mother has been nagging me to get my hair cut.

Pester

To annoy someone, especially by asking them repeatedly to do something.

The kids kept pestering me to take them to Disneyland.

Badger

To try to make someone do something by asking them repeatedly.

I have to badger my children into doing their homework.

 

More Words

Demand

To say firmly that you want something.

The union is demanding a ten percent pay rise.

Claim

To ask for something because you believe you have a right to it.

The female workers claimed better working conditions.

 Order

To ask for food or drinks in a restaurant, bar, etc.

I ordered myself a glass of beer.

Request (noun)

We are going to make a request to the professor to postpone the exam.