- to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
- Law. to allege as a fact.
Origin of aver
Related Words for averredcontend, claim, predicate, affirm, verify, avouch, prove, insist, proclaim, assert, state, swear, emphasize, declare, justify
Examples from the Web for averred
Contemporary Examples of averred
Congress, she averred, should put itself on “cruise control—Ted Cruz control—just for a week.”Nostalgia Act: The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013
June 18, 2013
Many of those who voted for President Clinton, Bork averred, did so because they were rooked by devious liberal lies.Speed Read: Best Bits From Robert Bork’s ‘Slouching Towards Gomorrah’
December 20, 2012
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.
- to state positively; assert
- law to allege as a fact or prove to be true