To affirm to declare with guarantee or plainly and strongly to convey positively to aver to asseverate
- state categorically
- insist on having your viewpoints and legal rights respected
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as real
- postulate positively and assertively
- To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and highly; to mention favorably; to aver; to asseverate.
- To maintain; to defend.
- To maintain or guard, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to say our liberties and liberties.
This means to declare, preserve and charge to be real.
c.1600, "declare," from Latin assertus, previous participle of asserere "claim, maintain, affirm" (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To say oneself "stand-up for your liberties" is taped from 1879.
(v. t.) To affirm; to declare with assurance, or clearly and highly; to state favorably; to aver; to asseverate.
- (v. t.) To steadfastly keep up; to defend.
- (v. t.) To keep or guard, as a cause or a claim, by terms or measures; to vindicate a claim or name to; because, to say our rights and liberties.
There is little doubt that Sulla also was implicated; Sallust does not mention it, but other authorities definitely assert his guilt.