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to express an opinion, judgment, or position: They aver that he is the type who would steal anything. In legal use, aver means to “allege as fact.”
Not to be confused with:
allege – to assert without proof; to state; attest: They allege that he stole the jewelry.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Past participle: averred
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|Verb||1.||aver - 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
|2.||aver - 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"
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"
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verb state, say, maintain, declare, protest, allege, swear, assert, proclaim, pronounce, affirm, profess, avow, asseverate, avouch Her friends aver that men find her fascinating.
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