- (transitive) If you claim something, you say or write that it is true without proof.
- Synonym: assert
- It is easy to claim that a god exists, but impossible to prove.
- He claims to be at home when the shooting happened.
- He often falsely claimed to be the president of various businesses.
- (transitive) If you claim something, you say or write that it belongs to you and often you take it.
- Synonym: take
- Once you are over 65, there are a variety of government benefits that you can claim.
- Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Nobody has yet claimed the money that was lost last week.
- Passengers can claim their baggage at the bottom of the stairs.
- The incident in Kenya has claimed the world's attention.
- (transitive) If something claims a life, it kills people.
- Synonym: take
- The disease has claimed seven people in Taipei so far this month.
- All night I'm going to whip that thing Allstate better put a claim on it.
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- (countable) A claim is something that you say or write without proof.
- Synonym: assertion
- It is difficult to believe claims that the world is ending.
- His claim to be the father is now being investigated.
- (countable) If you have a claim to something, you have the right, to own or do it.
- The government is disputing their claim to the land.
- The group has made a claim against the owner worth $1 million.
- (countable) A claim is something that you say you have the right to.
- They have begun looking for gold on their claim in Western Alberta.