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aver

[uh-vur] /əˈvɜr/
verb (used with object), averred, averring.
1.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
2.
Law. to allege as a fact.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
Related forms
misaver, verb (used with object), misaverred, misaverring.
preaver, verb (used with object), preaverred, preaverring.
unaverred, adjective
Synonyms
See maintain.
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Examples for aver
  • It is more helpful in the long run, they aver, to encourage children to talk about their experiences.
  • Many scientists aver to the contrary but science is not decided by consensus.
  • As you aver, your nephew likely has enough stuff concerning his hockey passion.
  • In these disagreements, participants aver they are for the good of the entire group.
  • average weekly earnings are derived by multiplying aver-age weekly hours estimates by average hourly earnings estimates.
British Dictionary definitions for aver

aver

/əˈvɜː/
verb (transitive) avers, averring, averred
1.
to state positively; assert
2.
(law) to allege as a fact or prove to be true
Derived Forms
averment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true
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Word Origin and History for aver
v.

late 14c., from Old French averer "verify," from Vulgar Latin *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + verus "true" (see very). Related: Averred; averring.

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