aver

[uh-vur]
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verb (used with object), a·verred, a·ver·ring.
  1. to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
  2. Law. to allege as a fact.

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
Related formsmis·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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Historical Examples of averred

  • "I also am in some haste," she averred demurely, gathering up her hand-bag and umbrella.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "He's a dandy if he catches Baumberger," Miss Georgie averred, gloomily.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • “But Mrs. Tresham may learn just as well by experience as by method,” he averred.

    A Singer from the Sea

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • "She would," averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.

    The Innocent Adventuress

    Mary Hastings Bradley

  • That this assumption is just and wise is averred by some and denied by others.


British Dictionary definitions for averred

aver

verb avers, averring or averred (tr)
  1. to state positively; assert
  2. law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
Derived Formsaverment, noun

Word Origin for aver

C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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Word Origin and History for averred

aver

v.

late 14c., from Old French averer "verify," from Vulgar Latin *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + verus "true" (see very). Related: Averred; averring.

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