asseverate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin asseveratus, past participle of asseverare, from ad- + severus severe Date: 1749 to affirm or declare positively or earnestly <
he always asseverated that he did not know — G. K. Chesterton
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asseveration nounasseverative adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • asseverate — index acknowledge (declare), affirm (claim), affirm (declare solemnly), allege, assert, assure ( …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • asseverate — [ə sev′ə rāt΄] vt. asseverated, asseverating [< L asseveratus, pp. of asseverare, to assert strongly < ad , to + severus, earnest, SEVERE] to state seriously or positively; assert asseveration n …   English World dictionary

  • asseverate — asseveration ► NOUN formal ▪ a solemn or emphatic declaration or statement. DERIVATIVES asseverate verb. ORIGIN Latin, from asseverare, from severus serious …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • asseverate — verb To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm. See Also: asseveration …   Wiktionary

  • asseverate — Synonyms and related words: acknowledge, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, assert, assever, attest, aver, avouch, avow, bear witness, certify, confess, contend, declare, depone, depose, disclose, enunciate, express, express the belief …   Moby Thesaurus

  • asseverate — v. (formal and rare) (L) they asseverated that they would never surrender * * * [ə sevəreɪt] (formal and rare) (L) they asseverateed that they would never surrender …   Combinatory dictionary

  • asseverate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To put into words positively and with conviction: affirm, allege, argue, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, hold, maintain, say, state. Idiom: have it. See AFFIRM …   English dictionary for students

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