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Definition of Claim
Verb: claim kleym
- Assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
"He claimed that he killed the burglar"
- 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";
- lay claim, arrogate
- Ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
- Lay claim to; as of an idea
"She claimed credit for the whole idea";
- Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
"the accident claimed three lives";
- take, exact
- An assertion of a right (as to money or property)
"his claim asked for damages"
- An assertion that something is true or factual
"his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
- Demand for something as rightful or due
"they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"
- An informal right to something
"his claim on her attentions";
- An established or recognized right
"a strong legal claim to the property"; "he staked his claim";
- A moral duty or demand
Anagrams containing the word claim