asseverate

Definitions of asseverate
  1. verb
    state categorically
    synonyms: assert, maintain
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    types:
    allege, aver, say
    report or maintain
    predicate, proclaim
    affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
    plead
    make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
    type of:
    insist, take a firm stand
    be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
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