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Roget category 535

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.9. Modes of communication

#535. Affirmation


affirmance, affirmationstatement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, avermentconfirmation.
asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavitdeposition etc. (record) 551avouchmentassuranceprotest, protestationprofessionacknowledgment etc. (assent) 488legal pledge, pronouncementsolemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration.
remark, observationposition etc. (proposition) 514, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit [Lat.].
emphasisweightdogmatism etc. (certainty) 474dogmatics etc. 887.


assertmake an assertion etc. n. — have one's say say, affirm, predicate, declare, stateprotest, profess.
put forth, put forwardadvance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend.
depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swearmake oath, take one's oathmake an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavittake 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 bluebe sworn, call Heaven to witnessvouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle.
swear by etc. (believe) 484insist upon, take one's stand uponemphasize, lay stress onassert roundly, assert positivelylay down, lay down the lawraise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last wordrap outrepeatreassert, reaffirm.
announce etc. (information) 527acknowledge etc. (assent) 488attest etc. (evidence) 467adjure etc. (put to one's oath) 768.


asserting etc. v. — declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]positivecertain etc. 474express, explicit etc. (patent) 525absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptoryunretractedpredicable.


affirmatively etc. adj. — 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 knowupon my word, upon my honorby my troth, egad, I assure youby jingo, by Jove, by George, &c. — troth, seriously, sadlyin sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnestof a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oathbe assured etc. (belief) 484yes etc. (assent) 488I'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 oathin fact, forsooth, joking apartso help me Godnot to mince the matter.


quoth hedixi [Lat.].

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