Re: opposite of 'assert' -- 'de-assert' OR 'deassert'?

Subject: Re: opposite of 'assert' -- 'de-assert' OR 'deassert'?
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:57:43 -0700


On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 15:27:06 -0600, technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com
<technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com> wrote:
> > What is the opposite of 'assert'? Is it 'de-assert' or 'deassert'
> >
> Assert:
> "She asserted her arrival at the grand ball."
> Opposite of assert:
> "Shortly thereafter, she stomped off in a grand huff 'cause everyone was
> all "blah blah blah Cinderella" and not paying any attention to her."
> Therefore, the antonym of assert is "stomped off in a huff".
> Helpfully,
> Mandy...yeah, but it's Friday in somebody's time zone...
Wade Courtney
President/Principal Writer
Sabio Publications Inc


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