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a·ver

 (ə-vûr′)
tr.v. a·verred, a·ver·ring, a·vers
1. To affirm positively; declare: "Liberal politicians ... found it necessary to aver that they were in favor of rigid economy in public spending too" (John Kenneth Galbraith).
2. Law To assert formally as a fact.

[Middle English averren, from Old French averer, from Vulgar Latin *advērāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots.]

a·ver′ment n.
a·ver′ra·ble adj.

aver

(əˈvɜː)
vb (tr) , avers, averring or averred
1. to state positively; assert
2. (Law) law to allege as a fact or prove to be true
[C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true]
aˈverment n

a•ver

(əˈvɜr)

v.t. 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.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre=ad- ad- + -vērāre, v. derivative of Latin vērus true]

aver


Past participle: averred
Gerund: averring

Imperative
aver
aver
Present
I aver
you aver
he/she/it avers
we aver
you aver
they aver
Preterite
I averred
you averred
he/she/it averred
we averred
you averred
they averred
Present Continuous
I am averring
you are averring
he/she/it is averring
we are averring
you are averring
they are averring
Present Perfect
I have averred
you have averred
he/she/it has averred
we have averred
you have averred
they have averred
Past Continuous
I was averring
you were averring
he/she/it was averring
we were averring
you were averring
they were averring
Past Perfect
I had averred
you had averred
he/she/it had averred
we had averred
you had averred
they had averred
Future
I will aver
you will aver
he/she/it will aver
we will aver
you will aver
they will aver
Future Perfect
I will have averred
you will have averred
he/she/it will have averred
we will have averred
you will have averred
they will have averred
Future Continuous
I will be averring
you will be averring
he/she/it will be averring
we will be averring
you will be averring
they will be averring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been averring
you have been averring
he/she/it has been averring
we have been averring
you have been averring
they have been averring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been averring
you will have been averring
he/she/it will have been averring
we will have been averring
you will have been averring
they will have been averring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been averring
you had been averring
he/she/it had been averring
we had been averring
you had been averring
they had been averring
Conditional
I would aver
you would aver
he/she/it would aver
we would aver
you would aver
they would aver
Past Conditional
I would have averred
you would have averred
he/she/it would have averred
we would have averred
you would have averred
they would have averred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.aver - report or maintainaver - report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
plead - make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
assert, asseverate, maintain - state categorically
2.aver - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as trueaver - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
hold - assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
claim, take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
attest - authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
declare - state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
protest - affirm or avow formally or solemnly; "The suspect protested his innocence"
assure, tell - inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

aver

verb state, say, maintain, declare, protest, allege, swear, assert, proclaim, pronounce, affirm, profess, avow, asseverate, avouch Her friends aver that men find her fascinating.

aver

verb
To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
Translations

aver

[əˈvɜːʳ] VTafirmar, asegurar

aver

[əˈvɜːr] (formal) vt (= declare) → affirmer
to aver that ... → affirmer que ...

aver

vt (form)mit Nachdruck betonen; love, innocencebeteuern

aver

[əˈvɜːʳ] vt (frm) → dichiarare, asserire
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Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.
Some say that she did it in all kindness of heart; while others aver that she was none other than the former Sheriff's daughter, and found her revenge at last in this cruel deed.
The tact and skill which suffice to avert a Woman's sting are unequal to the task of stopping a Woman's mouth; and as the wife has absolutely nothing to say, and absolutely no constraint of wit, sense, or conscience to prevent her from saying it, not a few cynics have been found to aver that they prefer the danger of the death-dealing but inaudible sting to the safe sonorousness of a Woman's other end.
There, I can aver that earth and ice were lost to sight by the numbers of sea-mammals covering them, and I involuntarily sought for old Proteus, the mythological shepherd who watched these immense flocks of Neptune.
My children, two of them, at least, the Duke of York and the Princess Elizabeth, are far away from me, exposed to the blows of the ambitious and our foes; my husband, the king, is leading in England so wretched an existence that it is no exaggeration to aver that he seeks death as a thing to be desired.
Denis's commercial instinct compelled him to aver on oath that what Eady's store could not produce would never be found at the widow Homan's; but Ethan, heedless of this boast, had already climbed to the sledge and was driving on to the rival establishment.
For as my conscience does not accuse me, I aver that I am not a criminal.
Will any member of the committee aver that he would have entertained the idea of displacing the gentleman who has always discharged the function of chaplain here, if it had not been suggested to him by parties whose disposition it is to regard every institution of this town as a machinery for carrying out their own views?
He had come to relieve young Powell; but seeing him engaged in talk with the "enemy"--with one of the "enemies" at least--had kept at a distance, which, the poop of the Ferndale being aver seventy feet long, he had no difficulty in doing.
But what if the people fly into a passion, and aver that a grown-up son ought not to be supported by his father, but that the father should be supported by the son?
Elephant hunters may be right when they aver that this animal would not have rendered such service to a man, but to Tantor, Tarzan was not a man--he was but a fellow jungle beast.
He had been promising me for some time that I should have the pleasure of shooting over a wonderful dog--the most wonderful dog, in fact, that ever man shot over, so he averred, and continued to aver till my curiosity was aroused.