asseverate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin assevērāre, from assevērō (I assert).

Verb[edit]

asseverate (third-person singular simple present asseverates, present participle asseverating, simple past and past participle asseverated)

  1. To declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to affirm.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 1:
      The more I laughed at such theories, the more these stubborn friends asseverated them; adding that even without the heritage of legend the recent reports were too clear, consistent, detailed, and sanely prosaic in manner of telling, to be completely ignored.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

asseverate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of asseverare
  2. second-person plural imperative of asseverare

Participle[edit]

asseverate

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of asseverare

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Adverb[edit]

assevērātē (not comparable)

  1. earnestly, emphatically

Verb[edit]

assevērāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of assevērō

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