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
He also avers that the process server did not ask if he had authority to accept the papers.
Respondent avers that he was cold and turned the car on to operate the heater.
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