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  1. [noun] an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"

  2. [noun] an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

  3. [noun] demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

  4. [noun] an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"
    Synonyms: title

  5. [noun] an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"
    Synonyms: title

  6. [noun] a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    Synonyms: call

  7. [verb] assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

  8. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: lay arrogate

  9. [verb] ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

  10. [verb] lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
    Synonyms: take

  11. [verb] take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
    Synonyms: take, exact


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