asseverate

[ uh-sev-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF asseverate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSEVERATE

She did not asseverate any more, nor even say she was innocent.

No one appeared to think it worth while to asseverate the fact, for it was self-evident.

He could asseverate with some justice, "I have never written an insincere note."

They lacked a definite opinion to entertain and a cry to asseverate.

It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly.

"Wh-why, nobudy ever heard me talkin' things that's tol' in secret," Mike made haste to asseverate.

As to whether she was young, middle-aged or only well-preserved, no one was in a position to asseverate.

They asseverate with vehemence that in all the seven-and-thirty plays there is no such thing as a native woodnote wild.

And she was very glad also that he did not deign to asseverate that he had been ignorant of his half-sister's plight.

And I hereby do fully and freely declare and asseverate, that the Woods did not tremble to a kiss, and that the lovers did.

WORD ORIGIN

1791, from Latin asseveratus, past participle of asseverare "to affirm, insist on, maintain," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + severus "serious, severe" (see severe). Related: Asseverated; asseverating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASSEVERATE

maintains

verbassert, claim; argue for
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