What does assert mean?

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  1. (computer science) an assertion; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
  1. To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
  2. To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
  3. To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to
  4. (computer science) To make true; to make equal to 1. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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