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    Difference between Assert and State

    Could anybody tell the difference between Assert and State. Are they both Synonyms

    I tried to find out its meaning but still it is not clear.

    Meaning of State - If you state something, you say or write it in a formal or definitive way (What is the meaning of Formal or definitie way here)

    Meaning of Assert - If you assert a fact or belief, you say or write it firmly.

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    Re: Difference between Assert and State

    Here's an answer from an American lawyer:

    I tend to use the verbs interchangeably except when I really want to make a point. I will say that an individual 'states' that he has done something when it is simply a matter of fact. I will say an individual 'asserts' something when it is critical to the case I am trying to make. It is a degree of difference. To 'state' something is to put it on record. To 'assert' something is to stand by the truth of it.

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