Definition Claim

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Definition

a claim: a statement, an opinion; a demand, a written request
noun
We never believed his claims of innocence. We think he's lying.
a claim for damages a request or demand for your money back for a damaged product

to claim: to say, to state; to demand, to request
verb
He claims that he has never seen her before.
I don't claim to be an expert in French cooking. I've never said that!
He is not who he claims to be. He is lying about who he really is.

Pronunciation examples
UK: She's made a claim for damages against her employer.
US: He claimed to be the son of a millionaire.

Examples

  • "At 2.20pm Luna DeLune claims to have seen Icarus Quincy and Bruno having a heated argument by the coffee machine."
  • "You dealt with minor setbacks like Luna DeLune's absurd claim that her LunaBot "had bad energy" (we checked the voltage, she was fine)."
  • "But is this man really who he claims to be?"
  • "Critics claim that the best ingredients don't always come from your region and that transport is only one element of a food's environmental impact."
  • "Another claim Smithson makes is that stress can be a good thing for pregnant women and their babies, citing "faster nerve transmission and perhaps even a greater brain development" in babies whose mothers had been subjected to moderate stress in mid-to-late pregnancy."
  • "A team of French scientists is claiming a major breakthrough in the fight against the avian influenza virus (or "bird flu"): a bird-sized scarf made of wool."
  • "That goes for all the shareholders you "claim" to represent."
  • "Monday : Eyewitnesses claim to have seen the diminutive juice magnate on the beaches of St."
  • "- Don't be stupid enough to respond in any way to unsolicited or suspicious mail claiming to be from a bank."
  • "One California man thought that he would get a top-level position in a large corporation by claiming he was a member of the Kennedy family."

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