to state seriously or positively; assert
Origin of asseverate; from Classical Latin asseveratus, past participle of asseverare, to assert strongly ; from ad-, to + severus, earnest, severe
transitive verbas·sev·er·at·ed, as·sev·er·at·ing, as·sev·er·ates
To declare seriously or positively; affirm.
Origin of asseverateLatin assev&emacron;rare, assev&emacron;rat- : ad-, ad- + sev&emacron;rus, serious; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present asseverates, present participle asseverating, simple past and past participle asseverated)