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. See Severe.]

To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.

Syn. -- To affirm; aver; protest; declare. See Affirm.


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