Dictionary.com

asseverate

[ uh-sev-uh-reyt ]
/ 蓹藞s蓻v 蓹藢re瑟t /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), as路sev路er路at路ed, as路sev路er路at路ing.
to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of asseverate

First recorded in 1785鈥95; <Latin assev膿r膩tus 鈥渟poken in earnest鈥 (past participle of assev膿r膩re ), equivalent to as- as- + sev膿r- (see severe) + -膩tus -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use asseverate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for asseverate

asseverate
/ (蓹藞s蓻v蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to assert or declare emphatically or solemnly

Derived forms of asseverate

asseveration, noun

Word Origin for asseverate

C18: from Latin assev膿r膩re to do (something) earnestly, from sev膿rus severe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK