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Asseverate  v. t.  (past & past part. asseverated; pres. part. asseverating)  To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.
Synonyms: To affirm; aver; protest; declare. See Affirm.

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"Asseverate" Quotes from Famous Books

... I had not indulged, to prove there was nothing in it, in this review, I should have missed the two or three dim elements of comfort that still remained to me. 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. I should not have been prompted, by stress of need, by desperation of mind—I scarce know what ...
— The Turn of the Screw • Henry James

... quartermaster-general of the army resigned their positions to take service under Jefferson Davis. One morning the captain of a light battery on which General Scott had placed special reliance for the defense of Washington came to the President at the White House to asseverate and protest his loyalty and fidelity; and that same night secretly left his post and went to Richmond to ...
— A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln - Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln: A History • John G. Nicolay

... it worth while to asseverate the fact, for it was self-evident. Several crocodiles were supping, and in doing so they tore away at the carcase with such violence, and lashed the water so frequently with their powerful tails, as to render it clear that their feast necessitated laborious effort, and ...
— Black Ivory • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Asseverate" :   allege, say, take a firm stand, predicate, assert, asseverator, insist, proclaim, maintain

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