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  • declare — [dē kler′, dikler′] vt. declared, declaring [ME declaren < OFr declarer < L declarare < de , intens. + clarare, to make clear < clarus, CLEAR] 1. to make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc. 2. to show or reveal 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • declare — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To speak formally or emphatically] Syn. assert, announce, pronounce, proclaim, publish, claim, tell, state, say, affirm, maintain, aver, avow, attest, testify, certify, repeat, insist, contend, advance, allege, argue,… …   English dictionary for students

  • assert — transitive verb Etymology: Latin assertus, past participle of asserere, from ad + serere to join more at series Date: circa 1604 1. to state or declare positively and often forcefully or aggressively 2. a. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affirm — /əˈfɜm / (say uh ferm) verb (t) 1. to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one s loyalty to one s country. 2. to establish, confirm, or ratify: the appellate court affirmed the judgement of the lower court. 3. Logic to state in …  

  • avow — I verb acknowledge, admit, admit frankly, affirm, allege as a fact, articulate, assert, assert on oath, assert peremptorily, assert under oath, asseverate, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, be bound, bear witness, certify, commit oneself,… …   Law dictionary

  • aver — /ə vər/ vt averred, aver·ring: to assert or declare positively esp. in a pleading: allege not necessary to aver the capacity of a party to sue Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(a) ◇ Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(e)(1) requires that… …   Law dictionary

  • asseverate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin asseveratus, past participle of asseverare, from ad + severus severe Date: 1749 to affirm or declare positively or earnestly < he always asseverated that he did not know G. K. Chesterton > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aver — transitive verb (averred; averring) Etymology: Middle English averren, from Anglo French averer, from Medieval Latin adverare to confirm as authentic, from Latin ad + verus true more at very Date: 15th century 1. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lancelot Politi —     Lancelot Politi     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Lancelot Politi     (in religion AMBROSIUS CATHARINUS)     Born at Siena, 1483; died at Naples, 1553. At sixteen he became Doctor of Civil and Canon Law (J.U.D.) in the academy of Siena. After… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • a|vouch´ment — a|vouch «uh VOWCH», transitive verb. 1. to declare positively to be true; affirm: »What I have said I will avouch, in the presence of the king (Shakespeare). 2. to vouch for; guarantee: »I can avouch his honesty. The bank avouches all the work of …   Useful english dictionary

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