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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
At Brussels in October, the Prime Minister still averred : `There will be no referendum.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
He would try it again, he averred , but only after he had revived his radio career.
Graham McCann FRANKIE HOWERD: Stand-Up Comic (2004)
His wife, Margaret, had averred long ago that no woman over thirty could ever look really smart in pink.
Aird, Catherine A Dead Liberty
If it is averred that there was once a road used by vehicles, then the opponents have to find proof to the contrary.
Country Life (2004)
It's a real word, sir,' averred Hat, detecting a hint of dubiety.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Napoleon famously averred that every one of his soldiers carried a marshal's baton in his knapsack.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Nevertheless, the AG has repeatedly averred that the findings in the final draft were not changed and that the only changes were cosmetic.
SA Star (2005)


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