index acknowledge (declare), affirm (claim), affirm (declare solemnly), allege, assert, assure (insure), avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), certify (attest), claim (maintain), contend (maintain), declare, depose (testify), enunciate, express, posit, proclaim, profess (avow), promise (vow), remark, testify, utter, verify (swear)

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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 — (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 — 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

  • 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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