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Definitions of averred



past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. See aver

aver  (əˈvɜː



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'

His wife, Margaret, had averred long ago that no woman over thirty could ever look really smart in pink.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
(Oddly, the Irishman averred that he already knew the American quite well.
Butterworth, Michael The Five Million Dollar Prince
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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