Definition of aver verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aver

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈvɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they aver
BrE BrE//əˈvɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːr//
 
he / she / it avers
BrE BrE//əˈvɜːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrz//
 
past simple averred
BrE BrE//əˈvɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrd//
 
past participle averred
BrE BrE//əˈvɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrd//
 
-ing form averring
BrE BrE//əˈvɜːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈvɜːrɪŋ//
 
 
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aver that… | aver something | + speech (formal) to state firmly and strongly that something is true synonym assert, declare She averred that she had never seen the man before. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘declare or confirm to be true’): from Old French averer, based on Latin ad ‘to’ (implying ‘cause to be’) + verus ‘true’.
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