asseveration


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Related to asseveration: erring, reposed, reconcilement

as·sev·er·ate

 (ə-sĕv′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. as·sev·er·at·ed, as·sev·er·at·ing, as·sev·er·ates
To declare seriously or positively; affirm.

[Latin assevērāre, assevērāt- : ad-, ad- + sevērus, serious; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sev′er·a′tion n.
as·sev′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.

asseveration

the solemn affirmation of the truth of a statement. — asseverator, n. — asseverative, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asseveration - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)asseveration - a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
claim - an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"
claim - an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"
accusation, charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
contention - a point asserted as part of an argument
ipse dixit, ipsedixitism - an unsupported dogmatic assertion
affirmation, avouchment, avowal - a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
testimony - an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; "according to his own testimony he can't do it"
disaffirmation, denial - the act of asserting that something alleged is not true

asseveration

noun
The act of asserting positively:
Translations
단언

asseveration

[əˌsevəˈreɪʃən] N (frm) → aseveración f

asseveration

n (form)Beteuerung f
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Attorney-General concluded by demanding of them, in the name of everything he could think of with a round turn in it, and on the faith of his solemn asseveration that he already considered the prisoner as good as dead and gone.
All turned toward the spot from whence this unexpected asseveration was heard.
He knew some anecdotes about the heroes of the turf, and various clever tricks of Marquesses and Viscounts which seemed to prove that blood asserted its pre-eminence even among black-legs; but the minute retentiveness of his memory was chiefly shown about the horses he had himself bought and sold; the number of miles they would trot you in no time without turning a hair being, after the lapse of years, still a subject of passionate asseveration, in which he would assist the imagination of his hearers by solemnly swearing that they never saw anything like it.
It is not expedient to burden this preliminary to my story with further details, which I do make asseveration I possess a-plenty.
Then,' resumed Miss Twinkleton, 'all I can say is, that I am bound to believe, on your asseveration, that it is very poor indeed.
In the second place, I demand a plain proof, which does not depend on your personal asseveration, of the date at which my wife left Blackwater Park and travelled to London.
You've said enough, Paul," interrupted the female, laying her hand on his mouth, with a familiarity that gave something very like the lie direct, to his intended asseveration.
His old sweetheart, being in fact so near at hand that she was then reclining against him in a flutter, a very substantial angle of forty-five degrees, here interposed to assure Mistress Affery with greater earnestness than directness of asseveration, that what she heard should go no further, but should be kept inviolate, 'if on no other account on Arthur's--sensible of intruding in being too familiar Doyce and Clennam's.
Grimwig plants, fishes, and carpenters, with great ardour; doing everything in a very singular and unprecedented manner, but always maintaining with his favourite asseveration, that his mode is the right one.
This would seem to be a somewhat bashful reassertion of the previous chapter's strong asseveration of the existence of knowable, primal, transhuman "substance.
Its pages are a maze of wayward asseveration decorated with ironic initial capitals and scare quotes.
This asseveration was confirmed when enzymatic activity of sGC was inhibited with ODQ and vascular relaxation was modified on aorta rings (Fig.