, in this comparison, is colloquial, and implies positiveness by the speaker I warrant they'll be late again See also syn. study at declare.
implies firsthand knowledge or authority on the part of the speaker
connotes implicit confidence in the truth of one's statement from one's own knowledge of the matter
implies deep conviction in one's statement or the unlikelihood of denial by another she affirmed her innocence
is to assert openly or formally, often in the face of opposition they declared their independence
is to state positively with great confidence but with no objective proof to assert that human nature will never change
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