to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.
- 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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How to use aver in a sentence
Although di Giovanni had longed to be a mother, she was “not a very natural” one, she avers.
Most people would have termed this poetic rapture passing into lucidity, but our friend avers that it is the Enemy.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
I heard them both speak,' avers Mrs. Pratt, by way of settling the matter.Art in England | Dutton Cook
Crinagoras avers that even in life the initiate live secure, and in death are the happier.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
In a few months she resolved to become a nun,--out of servile fear rather than love, as she avers.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII | John Lord
Peresilis, who wrote in the tenth century, avers that he grew up out of the ground where a priest had spilled holy water.The Devil's Dictionary | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for aver
to state positively; assert
law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
- averment, noun
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