verb \ə-ˈvər\

: to say (something) in a very strong and definite way


Full Definition of AVER

transitive verb
a :  to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause
b :  to allege or assert in pleading
:  to declare positively

Examples of AVER

  1. He averred that he was innocent.
  2. I am innocent, he averred.

Origin of AVER

Middle English averren, from Anglo-French averer, from Medieval Latin adverare to confirm as authentic, from Latin ad- + verus true — more at very
First Known Use: 15th century


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