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aver

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verb \ə-ˈvər\

Simple Definition of aver

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

Full Definition of aver

averredaver·ring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause b :  to allege or assert in pleading

  3. 2 :  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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