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aver

[ uh-vur ]
/ əˈvɜr /
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verb (used with object), a·verred, a·ver·ring.

to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.

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Origin of aver

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French averer<Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad-ad- + -vēr- (<Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

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See maintain.

OTHER WORDS FROM aver

mis·a·ver, verb (used with object), mis·a·verred, mis·a·ver·ring.pre·a·ver, verb (used with object), pre·a·verred, pre·a·ver·ring.un·a·verred, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aver

aver
/ (əˈvɜː) /

verb avers, averring or averred (tr)

to state positively; assert
law to allege as a fact or prove to be true

Derived forms of aver

averment, noun

Word Origin for aver

C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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