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Meaning of AVER

Pronunciation:  u'ver

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
  2. [v]  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"

AVER is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: affirm, allege, assert, avow, say, swan, swear, verify
 See Also: asseverate, assure, attest, claim, declare, hold, maintain, plead, protest, take, tell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A"ver\ ([=a]"v[~e]r), n. [OF. aver domestic animal, whence
    LL. averia, pl. cattle. See {Habit}, and cf. {Average}.]
    A work horse, or working ox. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.]
  2. \A*ver"\ ([.a]*v[~e]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Averred}
    ([.a]*v[~e]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Averring}.] [F. av['e]rer,
    LL. adverare, averare; L. ad + versus true. See {Verity}.]
    1. To assert, or prove, the truth of. [Obs.]
    2. (Law) To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or
       justify. See {Averment}.
    3. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive
       manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
             It is sufficient that the very fact hath its
             foundation in truth, as I do seriously aver is the
             case.                                 --Fielding.
             Then all averred I had killed the bird. --Coleridge.
    Syn: To assert; affirm; asseverate. See {Affirm}.
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