asseverate

  • 1 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

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

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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 > •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 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,… …

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

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 asseverate —  To declare …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 13 asseverate — as·sev·er·ate || É™ sevÉ™reɪt v. declare; affirm …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 asseverate — v. a. Aver, affirm, declare, protest, maintain, avow. See assert …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 asseverate — verb (transitive + that) to state something very firmly and seriously …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 asseverate — v declare earnestly or solemnly, assert, affirm, state emphatically, say, aver, avow; avouch, assure, guarantee, certify, uphold, maintain; profess, propound, protest, pronounce, proclaim, predicate; depose, testify, attest, allege …

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  • 17 asseverate — as·sev·er·ate …

    English syllables

  • 18 asseverate — as•sev•er•ate [[t]əˈsɛv əˌreɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing to declare earnestly or solemnly • Etymology: 1785–95; < L assevērātus, ptp. of assevērāre to declare as•sev er•a′tion, n. as•sev′er•a tive əˌreɪ tɪv, ər ə tɪv adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 asseverate — /əˈsɛvəreɪt / (say uh sevuhrayt) verb (t) (asseverated, asseverating) to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively. {Latin assevērātus, past participle} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 asseverate —   v.t. affirm; declare.    ♦ asseveration, n.    ♦ asseverative, a …

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