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asseveration

Line breaks: as|sev¦er|ation
Pronunciation: /əˌsɛvəˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of asseveration in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something: I fear that you offer only unsupported asseveration [count noun]: the dogmatic outlook marks many of his asseverations
More example sentences
  • This astonishing asseveration he bases upon the truism that ‘the productiveness, or utility of the soil is a decisive factor in the determination of its value or its rent.’
  • Competitive journalism, like competitive advertising, ends in the asseveration of impossible claims.
  • I do not take too seriously Bill's asseverations (as he might say) about retiring from this, that, and the other thing.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin asseveratio(n-), from the verb asseverare, from ad- 'to' + severus 'serious'.

Derivatives

asseverate

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Pronunciation: /əˈsɛvəreɪt/
verb
Example sentences
  • He asseverated that faith empowers, faith abides, faith surmounts every obstacle.

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