verb (used with object), averred, averring.
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French averer < Medieval Latin advērāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + -vēr- (< Latin vērus true) + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

misaver, verb (used with object), misaverred, misaverring.
preaver, verb (used with object), preaverred, preaverring.
unaverred, adjective

See maintain.
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aver (əˈvɜː)
vb , avers, averring, averred
1.  to state positively; assert
2.  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 & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. averer "verify," from V.L. *adverare "make true, prove to be true," from L. ad- "to" + verus "true" (see very).
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Example sentences
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.
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