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past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. See aver

aver (əˈvɜː Pronunciation for aver



Word forms:  avers,  averring,  averred
  1. to state positively; assert
  2. (law) to allege as a fact or prove to be true

Derived Forms

aˈverment noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French averer, from Medieval Latin advērāre, from Latin vērus true

Example Sentences Including 'averred'

(Oddly, the Irishman averred that he already knew the American quite well.
Butterworth, Michael The Five Million Dollar Prince
His wife, Margaret, had averred long ago that no woman over thirty could ever look really smart in pink.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
It's a real word, sir,' averred Hat, detecting a hint of dubiety.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)


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