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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
References in classic literature ?
It was averred, likewise, that the lattice window, near the Colonel's chair, was open; and that, only a few minutes before the fatal occurrence, the figure of a man had been seen clambering over the garden fence, in the rear of the house.
They averred that the symbol was not mere scarlet cloth, tinged in an earthly dye-pot, but was red-hot with infernal fire, and could be seen glowing all alight whenever Hester Prynne walked abroad in the night-time.
He averred, that upon first thrusting in for him, a leg was presented; but well knowing that that was not as it ought to be, and might occasion great trouble; -- he had thrust back the leg, and by a dexterous heave and toss, had wrought a somerset upon the Indian; so that with the next trial, he came forth in the good old way --head foremost.
She averred they were a mystery to herself, and that what she knew was chiefly from conjecture.
He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
He who would imitate an ancient language with success, must attend rather to its grammatical character, turn of expression, and mode of arrangement, than labour to collect extraordinary and antiquated terms, which, as I have already averred, do not in ancient authors approach the number of words still in use, though perhaps somewhat altered in sense and spelling, in the proportion of one to ten.
The signers of the Declaration further averred, that the one people of the United Colonies were then precisely in that situation--with a government degenerated into tyranny, and called upon by the laws of nature and of nature's God to dissolve that government and to institute another.
Several of the blacks averred that they too had obtained a good view of the creature but their descriptions of it varied so greatly that Jenssen, who had seen nothing himself, was inclined to be a trifle skeptical.
Besides, we have the fact, averred to us by one of the partners, that some of them, who were young and heedless, took a mischievous and unwarrantable pleasure in playing upon the jealous temper of the captain, and affecting mysterious consultations and sinister movements.
A Pisan antiquarian gave me an ancient tear-jug which he averred was full four thousand years old.
Probably Jane was engaged, too; rumor averred that Ruby Gillis was engaged to the Spencervale schoolteacher, about whom all the girls were said to be quite wild.