Friday, May 5

Weekly Word of Week


(transitive verb)

1. to declare earnestly, seriously, or positively; to state categorically; to affirm: "By his fourth birthday, Adam would asseverate that he was going to 'be a doctor and fix people'."

noun form: asseveration
adjective form: asseverative


Approximately 1550; from Latin, 'asseverat-,' past participle of 'asseverare,' from 'severus': serious.

In Action

I hereby do asseverate my solemn belief that globalization, taken as a whole, is a positive economic force and well worth defending. I also believe that the economic and social effects of globalization are exaggerated by both its detractors and supporters.

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