Roget category 5354. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.9. Modes of communication
asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit — deposition etc. (record) 551 — avouchment — assurance — protest, protestation — profession — acknowledgment etc. (assent) 488 — legal pledge, pronouncement — solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration.
remark, observation — position etc. (proposition) 514, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit [Lat.].
emphasis — weight — dogmatism etc. (certainty) 474 — dogmatics etc. 887.
make an assertion
have one's say —
put forth, put forward — advance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend.
depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swear — make oath, take one's oath — make an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavit — take one's Bible oath, kiss the book, vow, vitam impendere vero [Lat.] — swear till one is black in the face, swear till one is blue in the face, swear till all's blue — be sworn, call Heaven to witness — vouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle.
swear by etc. (believe) 484 — insist upon, take one's stand upon — emphasize, lay stress on — assert roundly, assert positively — lay down, lay down the law — raise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last word — rap out — repeat — reassert, reaffirm.
announce etc. (information) 527 — acknowledge etc. (assent) 488 — attest etc. (evidence) 467 — adjure etc. (put to one's oath) 768.
soi-disant [Fr.] —
in the affirmative.
with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction.
as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know — upon my word, upon my honor — by my troth, egad, I assure you — by jingo, by Jove, by George, &c. — troth, seriously, sadly — in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest — of a truth, truly, perdy†, in all conscience, upon oath — be assured etc. (belief) 484 — yes etc. (assent) 488 — I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath — in fact, forsooth, joking apart — so help me God — not to mince the matter.
quoth he —
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