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I love to bake! I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love to make things like zucchini muffins, you know, anything decadent like that. And I stand by the claim that chocolate can be good for you! I love having a good piece of dark chocolate, one that's 70 percent or more cacao.
Lauren Bowles

Meaning of "claim" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLAIM

From Old French claimer to call, appeal, from Latin clāmāre to shout.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLAIM

claim  [kleɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLAIM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Claim is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb claim in English.

WHAT DOES CLAIM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Claim

Claim may refer to: ▪ Claim ▪ Claim ▪ Land claim ▪ Proposition, a statement which is either true or false ▪ A right ▪ Sequent, in mathematics ▪ A main contention, see conclusion of law ▪ Claims-based identity ▪ Claim, directed by Martin Lagestee ▪ Claim of Right Act 1689 ▪ Another term for an advertising slogan...

Definition of claim in the English dictionary

The first definition of claim in the dictionary is to demand as being due or as one's property; assert one's title or right to. Other definition of claim is to assert as a fact; maintain against denial. Claim is also to call for or need; deserve.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CLAIM

PRESENT

Present
I claim
you claim
he/she/it claims
we claim
you claim
they claim
Present continuous
I am claiming
you are claiming
he/she/it is claiming
we are claiming
you are claiming
they are claiming
Present perfect
I have claimed
you have claimed
he/she/it has claimed
we have claimed
you have claimed
they have claimed
Present perfect continuous
I have been claiming
you have been claiming
he/she/it has been claiming
we have been claiming
you have been claiming
they have been claiming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I claimed
you claimed
he/she/it claimed
we claimed
you claimed
they claimed
Past continuous
I was claiming
you were claiming
he/she/it was claiming
we were claiming
you were claiming
they were claiming
Past perfect
I had claimed
you had claimed
he/she/it had claimed
we had claimed
you had claimed
they had claimed
Past perfect continuous
I had been claiming
you had been claiming
he/she/it had been claiming
we had been claiming
you had been claiming
they had been claiming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will claim
you will claim
he/she/it will claim
we will claim
you will claim
they will claim
Future continuous
I will be claiming
you will be claiming
he/she/it will be claiming
we will be claiming
you will be claiming
they will be claiming
Future perfect
I will have claimed
you will have claimed
he/she/it will have claimed
we will have claimed
you will have claimed
they will have claimed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been claiming
you will have been claiming
he/she/it will have been claiming
we will have been claiming
you will have been claiming
they will have been claiming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would claim
you would claim
he/she/it would claim
we would claim
you would claim
they would claim
Conditional continuous
I would be claiming
you would be claiming
he/she/it would be claiming
we would be claiming
you would be claiming
they would be claiming
Conditional perfect
I would have claim
you would have claim
he/she/it would have claim
we would have claim
you would have claim
they would have claim
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been claiming
you would have been claiming
he/she/it would have been claiming
we would have been claiming
you would have been claiming
they would have been claiming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you claim
we let´s claim
you claim
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to claim
Past participle
claimed
Present Participle
claiming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLAIM


acclaim
əˈkleɪm
aflame
əˈfleɪm
blame
bleɪm
counterclaim
ˈkaʊntəˌkleɪm
crossclaim
ˈkrɒsˌkleɪm
declaim
dɪˈkleɪm
disclaim
dɪsˈkleɪm
exclaim
ɪkˈskleɪm
flame
fleɪm
inflame
ɪnˈfleɪm
lame
leɪm
misclaim
ˈmɪsˌkleɪm
overclaim
ˌəʊvəˈkleɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
quitclaim
ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm
reclaim
rɪˈkleɪm
reinflame
ˌriːɪnˈfleɪm
subclaim
ˈsʌbˌkleɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLAIM

claggiest
clagging
claggy
claim form
claimable
claimant
claimer
claiming race
claims adjuster
claims farmer
Clair
clair-obscure
clairaudience
clairaudient
clairaudiently
clairschach
clairvoyance
clairvoyancy
clairvoyant
clairvoyantly

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLAIM

baggage reclaim
Ephraim
fraim
insurance claim
l´chaim
lechaim
lehaim
maim
misaim
Particulars of Claim
pay claim
reward claim
statement of claim
wage claim
wages claim

Synonyms and antonyms of claim in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLAIM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «claim» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of claim

Translation of «claim» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLAIM

Find out the translation of claim to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of claim from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «claim» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诉求
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afirmación
570 millions of speakers

English

claim
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زَعْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предположение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

reivindicação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাবি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déclaration
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tuntutan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Behauptung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

主張
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pratelan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lời tuyên bố
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூற்றை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दावे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

İddia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dichiarazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żądanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заява
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pretenție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ισχυρισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anspråk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krav
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of claim

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLAIM»

The term «claim» is very widely used and occupies the 2.957 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «claim».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLAIM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «claim» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «claim» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about claim

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CLAIM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word claim.
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Isaac Asimov
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
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John Perry Barlow
They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases.
3
Roland Barthes
What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
4
Lauren Bowles
I love to bake! I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love to make things like zucchini muffins, you know, anything decadent like that. And I stand by the claim that chocolate can be good for you! I love having a good piece of dark chocolate, one that's 70 percent or more cacao.
5
John Breaux
There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority.
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Heather Brooke
Politicians often claim secrecy is necessary for good governance or national security.
7
Joy Bryant
When I was younger, I was one of the few girls in the neighborhood who could break dance. That's kind of my local, ghetto-celebrity claim to fame.
8
Betty Buckley
Feminism - the word - can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
9
Kurt Busch
There are going to be little victories that we claim, even if it's finishing 15th and putting the car back in hauler without a scratch on it.
10
Jim Clark
No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLAIM»

Discover the use of claim in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to claim and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Claim Me: A Stark Trilogy Novel
But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely. Claim Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. From the Trade Paperback edition.
J. Kenner, 2013
2
Baggage Claim: A Novel
In this national bestseller and basis for the smash hit movie starring Paula Patton, Baggage Claim is the story of one woman who decides that she’s done flying solo.
David E. Talbert, 2005
3
The Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land-Settlement and the ...
Avneri traces the spread of Jewish settlements over the seventy-year period before the establishment of the State of Israel, in order to see how it affected the existing Arab community's economy and social and cultural institutions.
Aryeh L. Avneri, 1982
4
Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.
Kresley Cole, 2012
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The Claim of Reason:Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and ...
This handsome new edition of Stanley Cavell's landmark text, first published 20 years ago, provides a new preface that discusses the reception and influence of his work, which occupies a unique niche between philosophy and literary studies.
Stanley Cavell, 1979
6
At the Origin of the Christian Claim
In At the origin of the Christian claim Liugi Giussani examines Christ's "claim" to identify himself with the mystery that is the ultimate answer to our search for the meaning of existence.
Luigi Giussani, 1998
7
Claim: A Novel of Colorado
Only as he mines an old claim deep in the Rocky Mountains and begins a romance with a local schoolteacher does he begin to understand how passionately he is loved—by God, his family, and a good woman.
Lisa T. Bergren, 2010
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Claim to Fame
Lindsay, a former child star who suffered a nervous breakdown after developing the ability to hear what anyone says about her, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.
Margaret Peterson Haddix, 2010
9
Who You Claim: Performing Gang Identity in School and on the ...
Who You Claim provides a rare look into young people’s understandings of the meanings and contexts in which the magic of such identity work is made manifest.
Robert Garot, 2010
10
Marriage: To Claim His Twins
Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in England had its consequences: two, to be precise.
Penny Jordan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLAIM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term claim is used in the context of the following news items.
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L'Oréal's Helen Mirren ads cleared over airbrushing claim
Ads for L'Oréal moisturising cream featuring Helen Mirren have been cleared over claims her appearance was digitally retouched. The TV ad ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Cosby accusers claim vindication
Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment. Cosby accusers claim vindication, while some of his Hollywood friends reserve ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
3
Rockies claim Germen off waivers, move Morneau to 60-day DL
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies claimed right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and assigned him to ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
4
FHA proposes insurance claim deadline
The FHA said that the costs associated with the delayed claim filing, coupled with the large number of claims filed simultaneously, place a strain ... «HousingWire, Jul 15»
5
Man ordered to pay $45000 in restitution over workers comp claim
When he filed his workers compensation claim in February of 2013, he said he had injured his knee after falling from a ladder at the restaurant, ... «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
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AirHelp wants to help passengers claim the $3 billion that airlines …
Y-Combinator alumni and lifelong friends, AirHelp founders Henrik Zillmer, 34, and Nicolas Michaelsen, 32, claim they have assisted over ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
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Inmates claim abuse during escape investigation at prison
Although they don't take on every person's claim they do respond to every report. Recently, Hull said her team has been filtering through claims ... «WPTZ The Champlain Valley, Jul 15»
8
Doctors claim former Guatemalan dictator unfit for trial
GUATEMALA CITY – Government-backed experts say former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt is mentally incompetent, potentially ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
9
Judge sides with plaintiffs in claim involving Midtown Connector …
A judge denied the city of Lynchburg's claim that it can alter its own property without needing to compensate for damages to adjacent properties ... «Lynchburg News and Advance, Jul 15»
10
Herald exclusive: Chester firefighters sue sheriff, claim false arrest in …
Andy Martin and Tommy Martin claim in lawsuits filed Monday in Chester County civil court that Underwood and his top deputies “assaulted ... «The Herald, Jul 15»

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