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claim /kleɪm/ verb
claim noun [countable]

خواسته ، مدعی به ، مطالبات ادعا کردن ، درخواست ، طلب ، ادعای خسارت کردن ، دادخواست ، دعوی ، مطالبه ، ادعا کردن ، علوم مهندسی: ادعا ، قانون ـ فقه: دعوی ، مطالبه کردن ، بازرگانی: دادخواست ، مطالبه کردن ، ورزش: قرارداد رسمی خرید اسب ، علوم نظامی: ادعانامه ادعا کردن
- assert, allege, challenge, insist, maintain, profess, uphold
- demand, ask, call for, insist, need, require
- assertion, affirmation, allegation, pretension, privilege, protestation
- demand, application, call, petition, request, requirement
- right, title
Antonyms: disclaim, renounce
Contrasted words: abnegate, forgo, refuse, reject, repudiate, disavow, disown
Related Words: adduce, advance, allege, assert, defend, justify, maintain, vindicate, birthright, prerogative, privilege, right, affirmation, assertion, declaration, protestation
English Thesaurus: claim, allegation, assertion, contention, allege, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. claim1 S1 W1 /kleɪm/ verb
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: clamer, from Latin clamare 'to cry out, shout']

1. TRUTH [transitive] to state that something is true, even though it has not been proved
claim (that)
The product claims that it can make you thin without dieting.
claim to do/be something
No responsible therapist will claim to cure your insomnia.
I don’t claim to be a feminist, but I’d like to see more women in top jobs.
claim to have done something
The girls claim to have seen the fairies.
claim responsibility/credit (for something) (=say officially that you are responsible for something that has happened)
The group claimed responsibility for the bombings.
Opposition leaders will claim victory if the turnout is lower than 50%.
claim somebody/something as something
A letter appeared in ‘The Times’ claiming Fleming as the discoverer of penicillin.

2. MONEY [intransitive and transitive] to officially demand or receive money from an organization because you have a right to it
claim something back
He should be able to claim the price of the ticket back.
claim on British English:
You can claim on the insurance if you have an accident while on holiday.
claim benefit/an allowance/damages etc
If you’re still not satisfied, you may be able to claim compensation.

3. LEGAL RIGHT [transitive] to state that you have a right to take or have something that is legally yours:
The majority of those who claim asylum are genuine refugees.
Lost property can be claimed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

4. DEATH [transitive] if a war, accident etc claims lives, people die because of it – used especially in news reports:
The earthquake has so far claimed over 3,000 lives.

5. ATTENTION [transitive] if something claims your attention, you notice and consider it carefully:
The military conflict continues to claim our undivided attention.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. claim2 S2 W1 noun [countable]

1. TRUTH a statement that something is true, even though it has not been proved
claim that
Gould rejected claims that he had acted irresponsibly.
false/extravagant/dubious etc claims
firms that make false claims about their products
They made claims they couldn’t live up to.
the competing claims of scientists
dispute/deny/reject a claim
The police denied claims that the men were tortured.
Evidence to support these claims is still lacking.
claim to do/be something
his claim to be the rightful owner of the painting
I make no claim to understand the complexities of the situation.

a) an official request for money that you think you have a right to
claim for
claims for compensation
reject/uphold/lose etc a claim
He lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
make/put in/file a claim
All claims should be made in writing.
pay/wage claim (=a request from workers for more money)
Fill in and return the claim form as soon as it arrives.
b) the sum of money you request when you make a claim:
The insurance company cannot meet (=pay) such enormous claims.

3. RIGHTS a right to do something or to have something, especially because it belongs to you or because you deserve it
claim to/on
Surely they have a rightful claim on their father’s land?
The Maldives pressed its claim to hold the summit.
Philip feared Edward would lay claim to the Scottish crown.
the competing claims of parents and teachers
have a claim on sb’s time/attention etc
A woman who has given a man children will always have a claim on his love.

4. stake your claim (for something) to say that you have a right to own or do something, especially when other people also say they have a right to it:
Tickets are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so stake your claim now.

5. sb’s/sth’s claim to fame a place or person’s claim to fame is the reason why they are famous – often used humorously to mention something that is not very important:
My main claim to fame is that I once shook Madonna’s hand.

6. LAND something such as a piece of land that contains valuable minerals

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. statement saying that sth is true
ADJ. false, unfounded, unsubstantiated | conflicting There are conflicting claims about the cause of the fire.
absurd, astonishing, extravagant, grandiose
VERB + CLAIM make The company had made false claims about its products. I make no claim to understand modern art.
accept They accepted her claim that she had been ill-treated.
challenge | deny, dismiss, dispute, reject Claims of a cover-up were dismissed.
back up, substantiate, support They were able to produce witnesses to support their claim.
PREP. ~ about to investigate claims about appalling prison conditions
~ of Claims of corruption within the police force were denied.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. demand for sth
ADJ. large, small | excessive excessive wage claims
legal, legitimate | bogus, fraudulent Police are investigating fraudulent claims for fire damage.
accident, compensation, damage/damages, insurance, pay, wage | civil to file a civil claim for damages
VERB + CLAIM bring, file, lodge, make, put forward/in, submit She brought a claim for damages against the company.
drop, waive, withdraw | investigage | allow, uphold His claim for compensation was upheld in court. | dismiss | win | meet, pay, settle We will need extra funds to meet all the insurance claims.
CLAIM + VERB arise claims arising out of accidents at work
fail The claim failed because the company had not been misled.
PREP. ~ against claims against the company for breach of contract
~ for a claim for compensation
~ on to make a claim on your insurance policy I have many claims on my time.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. right to have sth
ADJ. good, strong | competing, rival competing claims for public money
prior She had a prior claim on his affections.
moral | territorial
VERB + CLAIM have He has a good claim to the land.
assert, lay, press, stake Four men laid claim to leadership of the country. to stake a claim to some of the prize money
establish, prove You will have to prove your claim to the property in a court of law.
relinquish, renounce, withdraw
PREP. ~ on His children have a claim on his estate.
~ to She renounced her claim to the property.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. say that sth is true
ADV. justifiably, rightfully, rightly | falsely, wrongly The company had falsely claimed that its products were biodegradable.
VERB + CLAIM attempt to, try to He tried to claim that he had acted in self-defence.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. ask for sth you think you have a right to have
ADV. back You can claim back some of the cost of your treatment.
VERB + CLAIM be able to, be entitled to, can/could You might be entitled to claim compensation if you are injured at work.
attempt to, try to
PREP. on Can't you claim on your insurance?

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


claim responsibility (=say that you are responsible for something bad)
Following the attack, a man phoned a newspaper claiming responsibility.
claim credit (=say that you are responsible for something good)
Political parties always claim credit for economic growth.
claim victory (=say that you are the winner)
The election results were in and the President was able to claim victory.
claim descent (=say that you are related to someone important who lived a long time ago)
He claimed descent from Beethoven.
This hotel can rightly claim that it has some of the best views on the island.
falsely/rightfully (=wrongly/rightly)
Some manufacturers falsely claim that their products are environmentally friendly.
justifiably (=with good reasons)
They can justifiably claim to be the top team in the country.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: At the end of World War II there was a claim for a 'United Europe'.
GOOD: At the end of World War II there was a demand/clamour for a 'United Europe'.

Usage Note:
See note at CLAIM 1 (claim)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

BAD: The public are claiming stricter laws.
GOOD: The public are demanding stricter laws.

Usage Note:
claim = ask to be given something that belongs to you or that you think you are entitled to: 'People on a low income are able to claim legal aid.'
demand = ask strongly for something: 'The laboratory was surrounded by demonstrators demanding an end to animal experiments.'
Note also clamour for = repeatedly ask for something in a noisy or angry way: 'In response to the increase in domestic violence, people are clamouring for stricter laws that will help to protect wives and children.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: stake a claim

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 14.0
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