1. [syn: assert, asseverate, maintain]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Asseverate \As*sev"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asseverated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Asseverating.] [L. asseveratus, p. p. of
asseverare to assert seriously or earnestly; ad + severus.
To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.
Syn: To affirm; aver; protest; declare. See Affirm.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: state categorically [syn: assert, asseverate,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "asseverate":
acknowledge, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, assert,
assever, attest, aver, avouch, avow, bear witness, certify,
confess, contend, declare, depone, depose, disclose, enunciate,
express, express the belief, give evidence, have, hold, insist,
issue a manifesto, lay down, maintain, manifesto, nuncupate,
predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put, put it,
quote, recite, relate, say, set down, speak, speak out, speak up,
stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, testify, vouch, vow,