claim


claim
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noun
1 statement saying that sth is true
ADJECTIVE
dubious, false, unfounded, unsubstantiated
conflicting

There are conflicting claims about the cause of the fire.

absurd, astonishing, bold, exaggerated, extraordinary, extravagant, grandiose, outrageous, ridiculous
central

the central claim of the book

health (= a claim that a product has health benefits) (AmE)
VERB + CLAIM
make

The company had made false claims about its products.

I make no claim to understand modern art.

hear

We have heard claims like this many times before.

accept, believe

They accepted her claim that she had been ill-treated.

challenge
deny, dismiss, dispute, refute, reject

Claims of a cover-up were dismissed.

debunk, disprove
back up, bolster, substantiate, support

They were able to produce witnesses to support their claim.

prove, validate, verify
evaluate, investigate
CLAIM + VERB
be true, stand up
PREPOSITION
claim about

to investigate claims about appalling prison conditions

claim of

Claims of corruption within the police force were denied.

PHRASES
base a claim on sth
2 demand for sth
ADJECTIVE
large, small
excessive

excessive wage claims

legal, legitimate
bogus, fraudulent

The police are investigating fraudulent claims for fire damage.

accident, compensation, damage (esp. AmE), damages (BrE), insurance, medical (esp. AmE), pay, wage (esp. BrE)
discrimination, harassment, malpractice (esp. AmE)
civil

to file a civil claim for damages

VERB + CLAIM
bring, file, lodge, make, put forward, put in, submit

She brought a claim for damages against the company.

drop, waive, withdraw
investigate
review
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.

CLAIM + NOUN
form
claims adjuster (= sb whose job is to settle claims against an insurance company) (AmE)
claims payment
PREPOSITION
claim against

claims against the company for breach of contract

claim for

a claim for compensation

claim on

to make a claim on your insurance policy

I have many claims on my time.

3 right to have sth
ADJECTIVE
good, strong
competing, rival

competing claims for public money

prior

She had a prior claim on his affections.

moral
land, 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.

forfeit, relinquish, renounce, withdraw
PREPOSITION
claim on

His children have a claim on his estate.

claim to

She renounced her claim to the property.

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verb
1 say that sth is true
ADVERB
justifiably, legitimately, rightfully, rightly
falsely, wrongly

The company had falsely claimed that its products were biodegradable.

plausibly
frequently, repeatedly
publicly
VERB + CLAIM
attempt to, try to

He tried to claim that he had acted in self-defence.

2 ask for sth you think you have a right to have
ADVERB
back

You can claim back some of the cost of your treatment.

VERB + CLAIM
be able to, be entitled to, can

You might be entitled to claim compensation if you are injured at work.

attempt to, try to
PREPOSITION
on

Can't you claim on your insurance?

Claim is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑advocate, ↑article, ↑authority, ↑counsel, ↑crash, ↑critic, ↑email, ↑expert, ↑magazine, ↑newspaper, ↑plaintiff, ↑prosecution, ↑prosecutor, ↑report, ↑researcher, ↑sceptic, ↑scientist, ↑source, ↑survey, ↑union
Claim is used with these nouns as the object: ↑allegiance, ↑allowance, ↑ancestry, ↑asylum, ↑baggage, ↑benefit, ↑championship, ↑citizenship, ↑compensation, ↑credit, ↑crown, ↑custody, ↑damage, ↑deduction, ↑descent, ↑discrimination, ↑dismissal, ↑dole, ↑exemption, ↑expense, ↑heritage, ↑immunity, ↑inheritance, ↑innocence, ↑insurance, ↑jurisdiction, ↑libel, ↑life, ↑luggage, ↑maintenance, ↑membership, ↑ownership, ↑pension, ↑political asylum, ↑precedence, ↑prize, ↑rebate, ↑refund, ↑relief, ↑responsibility, ↑reward, ↑right, ↑share, ↑social security, ↑sovereignty, ↑spoils, ↑spot, ↑success, ↑superiority, ↑support, ↑throne, ↑title, ↑victim, ↑victory, ↑win

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  • claim — vb *demand, exact, require Analogous words: *maintain, assert, defend, vindicate, justify: allege, *adduce, advance Antonyms: disclaim: renounce Contrasted words: disavow, disown, dis acknowledge (see affirmative verbs at ACKNOWLEDGE): reject,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Claim — Claim, n. [Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. See {Claim}, v. t.] 1. A demand of a right or supposed right; a calling on another for something due or supposed to be due; an assertion of a right or fact. [1913 Webster] 2. A right to claim or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claim — [klām] vt. [ME claimen < OFr claimer, to call, claim < L clamare, to cry out: see CLAMOR] 1. to demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one s right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized) [to… …   English World dictionary

  • Claim — may refer to: Claim (legal) Claim (patent) Land claim Proposition, a statement which is either true or false A right Sequent, in mathematics A main contention, see conclusion of law This disambiguation page lists articles associ …   Wikipedia

  • Claim — Claim, v. i. To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim. [1913 Webster] We must know how the first ruler, from whom any one claims, came by his authority. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Claim — [kleim] der, auch das; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. claim zu to claim »beanspruchen«, dies über altfr. clamer »(aus)schreien« aus lat. clamare »rufen, schreien«>: 1. Anrecht, Rechtsanspruch, Patentanspruch (Rechtsw.). 2. Anteil (z. B. an… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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