Aver

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aver \A"ver\ ([=a]"v[~e]r), noun [OF. aver domestic animal, whence LL. averia, pl. cattle. See {Habit}, and cf. {Average}.] A work horse, or working ox. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aver \A*ver"\ ([.a]*v[~e]r"), verb (used with an object) [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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

aver

verb

1: 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" [syn: {allege}, {aver}, {say}]

2: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" [syn: {affirm}, {verify}, {assert}, {avow}, {aver}, {swan}, {swear}]


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