asseverate

[ uh-sev-uh-reyt ]
/ əˈsɛv əˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), as·sev·er·at·ed, as·sev·er·at·ing.

to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver.

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Origin of asseverate

First recorded in 1785–95; <Latin assevērātus “spoken in earnest” (past participle of assevērāre ), equivalent to as- as- + sevēr- (see severe) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for asseverate

asseverate
/ (əˈsɛvəˌreɪt) /

verb

(tr) to assert or declare emphatically or solemnly

Derived forms of asseverate

asseveration, noun

Word Origin for asseverate

C18: from Latin assevērāre to do (something) earnestly, from sevērus severe
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