Asseverating
Asseverate As*sev"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asseverated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asseverating}.] [L. asseveratus, p. p. of asseverare to assert seriously or earnestly; ad + severus. See {Severe}.] To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To affirm; aver; protest; declare. See {Affirm}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • asseverating — as·sev·er·ate || É™ sevÉ™reɪt v. declare; affirm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • asseverating — assevˈerating adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑asseverate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asseverate — As*sev er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asseverated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asseverating}.] [L. asseveratus, p. p. of asseverare to assert seriously or earnestly; ad + severus. See {Severe}.] To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asseverated — Asseverate As*sev er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Asseverated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Asseverating}.] [L. asseveratus, p. p. of asseverare to assert seriously or earnestly; ad + severus. See {Severe}.] To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asseveration — As*sev er*a tion, n. [L. asseveratio.] The act of asseverating, or that which is asseverated; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration. [1913 Webster] Another abuse of the tongue I might add, vehement asseverations upon slight and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asseverate — /euh sev euh rayt /, v.t., asseverated, asseverating. to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver. [1785 95; < L asseveratus spoken in earnest (ptp. of asseverare), equiv. to as AS + sever (see SEVERE) + atus ATE1] Syn. assert,… …   Universalium

  • asseveration — asseverative /euh sev euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, asseveratory /euh sev euhr euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, asseveratively, adv. /euh sev euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of asseverating. 2. an emphatic assertion. [1550 60; < L asseveration (s. of… …   Universalium

  • Giraldus Cambrensis — • Biographical article on the medieval ecclesiastic and writer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Giraldus Cambrensis     Giraldus Cambrensis      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • asseveratingly — adverb in an asseverating manner …   Wiktionary

  • asseverate — (v.) 1791, from L. asseveratus, pp. of asseverare to affirm, insist on, maintain, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + severus serious, severe (see SEVERE (Cf. severe)). Related: Asseverated; asseverating …   Etymology dictionary

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