US: /ˈkɫeɪm/
UK: /klˈe‍ɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

claim /kleim/
  • danh từ
    • sự đòi, sự yêu sách, sự thỉnh cầu
      • to put in a claim for damages: đòi bồi thường thiệt hại
      • to set up (make, lay) a claim to: đòi, yêu sách
    • quyền đòi, quyền yêu sách
      • to have a claim to something: có quyền yêu sách cái gì
    • vật yêu sách; điều yêu sách
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (Uc) quyền khai thác mỏ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) luận điệu; lời xác nhận
    • ngoại động từ
      • đòi, yêu sách; thỉnh cầu
        • every citizen may claim the protection of the law: tất cả mọi công dân đều có thể yêu cầu pháp luật bảo vệ
        • to claim back sommething from somebody: yêu cầu ai trả lại cái gì
      • đòi hỏi, bắt phải, đáng để
        • there are serveral matters that claim my attention: có một số việc đòi hỏi tôi phải chú ý
      • nhận, khai là, cho là, tự cho là
        • does anyone claim this umbrella?: có ai nhận chiếc ô này không?
        • he claimed to be the best fooball-player in the school: nó cho mình là cầu thủ bóng đá xuất sắc nhất của trường
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) xác nhận, nhận chắc

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    say sth is true
    1 to say that sth is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it: [V (that)] He claims (that) he was not given a fair hearing. + [V to inf] I don't claim to be an expert. + [VN] Scientists are claiming a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer. + [VN that] It was claimed that some doctors were working 80 hours a week. [also V speech, VN to inf]
    demand legal right
    2 [VN] to demand or ask for sth because you believe it is your legal right to own or to have it: A lot of lost property is never claimed. + The family arrived in the UK in the 1990s and claimed political asylum.
    3 to ask for money from the government or a company because you have a right to it: [VN] He's not entitled to claim unemployment benefit. + She claimed damages from the company for the injury she had suffered. + You could have claimed the cost of the hotel room from your insurance. + [V] You can claim on your insurance for that coat you left on the train.
    attention / thought
    4 [VN] to get or take sb's attention: A most unwelcome event claimed his attention.
    gain / win
    5 [VN] (written) to gain, win or achieve sth: She has finally claimed a place on the team.
    cause death
    6 [VN] (written) (of a disaster, an accident, etc.) to cause sb's death: The car crash claimed three lives.
    Phrasal Verbs: claim sth<->back to ask or demand to have sth returned because you have a right to it: You can claim back the tax on your purchases.
    + noun
    saying sth is true
    1 [C] ~ (that ...) a statement that sth is true although it has not been proved and other people may not agree with or believe it: The singer has denied the magazine's claim that she is leaving the band. + a report examining claims of corrupt links between politicians
    legal right
    2 [C, U] ~ (on / to sth) a right that sb believes they have to sth, especially property, land, etc: They had no claim on the land, which was believed to be rich in oil. + She has more claim to the book's success than anybody (= she deserves to be praised for it).
    for money
    3 [C] ~ (for sth) a request for a sum of money that you believe you have a right to, especially from a company, the government, etc: You can make a claim on your insurance policy. + to put in a claim for an allowance + a claim for £2 000 + Make sure your claims for expenses are submitted by the end of the month. + a three per cent pay claim + Complete a claim form (= an official document which you must use in order to request money from an organization).
    Idioms: claim to fame (often humorous) one thing that makes a person or place important or interesting: His main claim to fame is that he went to school with the Prime Minister. + The town's only claim to fame is the castle.
    have a claim on sb to have the right to demand time, attention, etc. from sb: You have no claim on me any more.
    lay claim to sth to state that you have a right to own sth: He laid claim to the property / inheritance.
    make no claim used when you are saying that you cannot do sth: I make no claim to understand modern art.
    more at STAKE v.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 demand, assertion, request, requisition, petition, application; requirement:
    As far as the land is concerned, his claim has been denied.
    2 right(s), call, title:
    What possible claim could the Miss Dashwoods have on his generosity?
    3 demand, seek, ask or call (for), exact, insist (on or upon), require, command, be entitled to:
    She has every right to claim a share in the estate.
    4 declare, assert, allege, state, put or set forth, affirm, contend, maintain:
    These measurements lack the degree of accuracy claimed for them. She claims that she was the first person to ring the police.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 statement saying that sth is true


    false, unfounded, unsubstantiated | conflicting
    There are conflicting claims about the cause of the fire.
    | absurd, astonishing, extravagant, grandiose


    The company had made false claims about its products. I make no claim to understand modern art.
    | accept
    They accepted her claim that she had been ill-treated.
    | challenge | deny, dismiss, dispute, reject
    Claims of a cover-up were dismissed.
    | back up, substantiate, support
    They were able to produce witnesses to support their claim.
    | investigate


    ~ about
    to investigate claims about appalling prison conditions
    | ~ of
    Claims of corruption within the police force were denied.

    2 demand for sth


    large, small | excessive
    excessive wage claims
    | legal, legitimate | bogus, fraudulent
    Police are investigating fraudulent claims for fire damage.
    | accident, compensation, damage/damages, insurance, pay, wage | civil
    to file a civil claim for damages


    bring, file, lodge, make, put forward/in, submit
    She brought a claim for damages against the company.
    | drop, waive, withdraw | investigage | allow, uphold
    His claim for compensation was upheld in court.
    | dismiss | win | meet, pay, settle
    We will need extra funds to meet all the insurance claims.


    claims arising out of accidents at work
    | fail
    The claim failed because the company had not been misled.




    ~ against
    claims against the company for breach of contract
    | ~ for
    a claim for compensation
    | ~ on
    to make a claim on your insurance policy I have many claims on my time.

    3 right to have sth


    good, strong | competing, rival
    competing claims for public money
    | prior
    She had a prior claim on his affections.
    | moral | territorial


    He has a good claim to the land.
    | assert, lay, press, stake
    Four men laid claim to leadership of the country. to stake a claim to some of the prize money
    | establish, prove
    You will have to prove your claim to the property in a court of law.
    | relinquish, renounce, withdraw


    ~ on
    His children have a claim on his estate.
    | ~ to
    She renounced her claim to the property.

    1 say that sth is true


    justifiably, rightfully, rightly | falsely, wrongly
    The company had falsely claimed that its products were biodegradable.


    attempt to, try to
    He tried to claim that he had acted in self-defence.

    2 ask for sth you think you have a right to have


    You can claim back some of the cost of your treatment.


    be able to, be entitled to, can/could
    You might be entitled to claim compensation if you are injured at work.
    | attempt to, try to


    Can't you claim on your insurance?

    Concise English dictionary

    +an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    +an assertion that something is true or factual
    +demand for something as rightful or due
    +an informal right to something
    +an established or recognized right
    +a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    +assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
    +demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    +ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
    +lay claim to; as of an idea
    +take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs