Asserting vs Supposedly - What's the difference?

asserting | supposedly |


As a verb asserting

is .

As an adverb supposedly is

as a matter of supposition; in the beliefs or according to the claims of some people.

asserting

English

Verb

(head)
  • Anagrams

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    supposedly

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • As a matter of supposition; in the beliefs or according to the claims of some people.
  • People from other planets have supposedly visited Earth in flying saucers.
    According to your testimony, you were supposedly at home watching TV when the murder occurred.
  • * 2011 , Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/15210221.stm]
  • France were supposedly a team in pieces, beaten by Tonga just a week ago and with coach Marc Lievremont publicly berating his players, but so clear-cut was their victory that much of the atmosphere had been sucked from the contest long before the end.

    Synonyms

    * purportedly

    See also

    * supposably