Question 11: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the questions following: Not until 1946 did the world chess governing body, FIDE, assert its control over international championship play.
Explanation: assert (v) assert, declare, claim (right) = declare (v) declare
relinquish (v) stop, give up
petition (n) petition, petition
decrease (v) decrease, reduce
It wasn’t until 1946 that the world chess governing body, FIDE, asserted control over the international championship game.