asseverate


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Related to asseverate: expatiate, reiterated, deigned

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.

asseverate

(əˈsɛvəˌreɪt) or

assever

vb
(tr) to assert or declare emphatically or solemnly
[C18: from Latin assevērāre to do (something) earnestly, from sevērus severe]
asˌseverˈation n

as•sev•er•ate

(əˈsɛv əˌreɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to declare earnestly or solemnly.
[1785–95; < Latin assevērātus, past participle of assevērāre to declare]
as•sev`er•a′tion, n.
as•sev′er•a`tive (-əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv) adj.

asseverate


Past participle: asseverated
Gerund: asseverating

Imperative
asseverate
asseverate
Present
I asseverate
you asseverate
he/she/it asseverates
we asseverate
you asseverate
they asseverate
Preterite
I asseverated
you asseverated
he/she/it asseverated
we asseverated
you asseverated
they asseverated
Present Continuous
I am asseverating
you are asseverating
he/she/it is asseverating
we are asseverating
you are asseverating
they are asseverating
Present Perfect
I have asseverated
you have asseverated
he/she/it has asseverated
we have asseverated
you have asseverated
they have asseverated
Past Continuous
I was asseverating
you were asseverating
he/she/it was asseverating
we were asseverating
you were asseverating
they were asseverating
Past Perfect
I had asseverated
you had asseverated
he/she/it had asseverated
we had asseverated
you had asseverated
they had asseverated
Future
I will asseverate
you will asseverate
he/she/it will asseverate
we will asseverate
you will asseverate
they will asseverate
Future Perfect
I will have asseverated
you will have asseverated
he/she/it will have asseverated
we will have asseverated
you will have asseverated
they will have asseverated
Future Continuous
I will be asseverating
you will be asseverating
he/she/it will be asseverating
we will be asseverating
you will be asseverating
they will be asseverating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been asseverating
you have been asseverating
he/she/it has been asseverating
we have been asseverating
you have been asseverating
they have been asseverating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been asseverating
you will have been asseverating
he/she/it will have been asseverating
we will have been asseverating
you will have been asseverating
they will have been asseverating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been asseverating
you had been asseverating
he/she/it had been asseverating
we had been asseverating
you had been asseverating
they had been asseverating
Conditional
I would asseverate
you would asseverate
he/she/it would asseverate
we would asseverate
you would asseverate
they would asseverate
Past Conditional
I would have asseverated
you would have asseverated
he/she/it would have asseverated
we would have asseverated
you would have asseverated
they would have asseverated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.asseverate - state categoricallyasseverate - state categorically      
insist, take a firm stand - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
allege, aver, say - report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
predicate, proclaim - affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

asseverate

verb
To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
Translations
bedyreforsikre

asseverate

[əˈsevəreɪt] VT (frm) → aseverar

asseverate

vt (form)beteuern
References in classic literature ?
I should not for instance have been able to asseverate to my friend that I was certain--which was so much to the good--that I at least had not betrayed myself.
The tramp of their boots upon the dry road seemed to asseverate nothing, nothing, nothing.
I will myself asseverate and bind it by an oath, that the muff thou bearest in thy hand belongeth unto Madam Sophia; for I have frequently observed her, of later days, to bear it about her.
Kinzer is surely right to raise doubts about the perfervid embrace of American exceptionalism that has become de rigueur for politicians, Democratic or Republican, to asseverate piously.
Girt on three sides by the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People's Heroes, and the National Museum of Chinese History, which bore the inscription 'The people, and the people alone, are the motive forces of world history', and standing at the centre of the People's Republic of China, the square was able to asseverate a dictatorship of the people.