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  • 1 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.… …

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

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  • 3 asseverating — assevˈerating adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑asseverate …

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  • 4 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] …

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  • 5 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.… …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 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 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… …

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

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  • 10 asseveratingly — adverb in an asseverating manner …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 affirmative — a. 1. That affirms, assertory, assertorical, declarative, declaratory, asseverating, avouching. 2. Confirmative, confirmatory, ratifying, approving, establishing, indorsing. 3. (Alg.) Positive, not negative, additive, not subtractive …

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

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  • 14 asseveration — /əsɛvəˈreɪʃən/ (say uhsevuh rayshuhn) noun 1. the act of asseverating. 2. an emphatic assertion …

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  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 asseverative — əˈsevəˌrād.iv, aˈ , rəd.iv adjective : characterized by asseveration : asseverating …

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  • 17 asseverant — † aˈsseverant, a. Obs. 0 [ad. L. assevērānt em, pr. pple. of assevērāre: see assever and ant.] Asseverating, solemnly asserting …

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