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asseverate

[ uh-sev-uh-reyt ]
/ 蓹藞s蓻v 蓹藢re瑟t /
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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.
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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
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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
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