Definition of Asseverate

1. Verb. State categorically. "They asseverate that there was a traffic accident "

Exact synonyms: Assert, Maintain
Generic synonyms: Insist, Take A Firm Stand
Specialized synonyms: Allege, Aver, Say, Predicate, Proclaim
Derivative terms: Assertable, Assertion, Asseveration, Asseverator

Definition of Asseverate

1. v. t. To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.

Definition of Asseverate

1. Verb. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm. ¹

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Definition of Asseverate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Literary usage of Asseverate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"May. " I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."— Bible. ASSESSMENT. See TAX. asseverate. See ASSERT. ASSIDUOUS. ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"Does not Mr. Clifford plainly asseverate his list contains all that were in use, all that he was ' neither afraid nor ashamed to publish? ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"TO AFFIRM, asseverate, ASSURE, VOUCH, AVER, PROTEST. AFFIRM, in French affermir, ... STEEL t. TO AFFIRM, ASSERT. AFFIRM, )'. To affirm, asseverate. ..."

4. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803: Explorations by Early Navigators by Edward Gaylord Bourne, James Alexander Robertson, Emma Helen Blair (1903)
"And in this manner, you shall, in our name, covenant, asseverate, and promise that we, in our own person, shall asseverate, swear, promise, authorize, ..."

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