aver

aver
transitive verb (averred; averring) Etymology: Middle English averren, from Anglo-French averer, from Medieval Latin adverare to confirm as authentic, from Latin ad- + verus true — more at very Date: 15th century 1. a. to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause b. to allege or assert in pleading 2. to declare positively

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  • aver — aver·ment; aver·nal; aver·ro·ism; aver·ro·ist; aver·ro·is·tic; aver; aver·sion; aver·sive; aver·ni·an; aver·sive·ly; aver·sive·ness; …   English syllables

  • aver — /ə vər/ vt averred, aver·ring: to assert or declare positively esp. in a pleading: allege not necessary to aver the capacity of a party to sue Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(a) ◇ Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(e)(1) requires that… …   Law dictionary

  • Aver — 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aver — 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aver — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. averer verify, from V.L. *adverare make true, prove to be true, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + verus true (see VERY (Cf. very)). Related: Averred; averring …   Etymology dictionary

  • aver — declare, avouch, avow, profess, affirm, *assert, protest Analogous words: *maintain, defend, justify Antonyms: deny Contrasted words: gainsay, negative, contradict, traverse (see DENY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aver — ► VERB (averred, averring) formal ▪ assert to be the case. ORIGIN Old French averer, from Latin verus true …   English terms dictionary

  • aver — [ə vʉr′] vt. averred, averring [ME averren < OFr averer, to confirm < L ad , to + verus, true: see VERY] 1. to declare to be true; state positively; affirm 2. Law to state or declare formally; assert; allege SYN. ASSERT averment n …   English World dictionary

  • aver — 1. noun /ˈeɪvə/ A work horse, working ox, or other beast of burden. 2. verb /ˈeɪvə/ a) To assert the truth of, to affirm with …   Wiktionary

  • aver — [[t]əvɜ͟ː(r)[/t]] avers, averring, averred VERB If you aver that something is the case, you say very firmly that it is true. [FORMAL] [V that] Her girlfriends aver that men find her fascinating and alluring... [V with quote] Entertaining is… …   English dictionary

  • aver — UK [əˈvɜː(r)] / US [əˈvɜr] verb [transitive] Word forms aver : present tense I/you/we/they aver he/she/it avers present participle averring past tense averred past participle averred very formal to say something in a very determined way because… …   English dictionary

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