- to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
- 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
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- to state positively; assert
- law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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Word Origin and History for preaver
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