Asseverated

asseverate

[uh-sev-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), asseverated, asseverating.
to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin assevērātus spoken in earnest (past participle of assevērāre), equivalent to as- as- + sevēr- (see severe) + -ātus -ate1


assert, state, maintain.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Asseverated
Collins
World English Dictionary
asseverate (əˈsɛvəˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to assert or declare emphatically or solemnly
 
[C18: from Latin assevērāre to do (something) earnestly, from sevērussevere]
 
assever'ation
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

asseverate
1791, from L. asseveratus, pp. of asseverare "to assert seriously," from ad- "to" + severus "serious, severe" (see severe).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature