aver

To aver is to state something or declare something is true. This verb has a serious tone, so you might aver something on a witness stand or you might aver that you won't back down to a challenge.

The verb aver comes to English via the Latin root words ad, meaning "to," and verus, meaning "true." The word can have the sense of formally declaring something is true, but it can also mean to report positively: "The grandmother averred that her granddaughter would make a fine veterinarian because of her love and caring for animals."

Definitions of aver
1

v declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Synonyms:
affirm, assert, avow, swan, swear, verify
Types:
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hold
assert or affirm
claim, take
lay claim to; as of an idea
attest
authenticate; affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
declare
state firmly
protest
affirm or avow formally or solemnly
assure, tell
inform positively and with certainty and confidence
Type of:
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively

v report or maintain

Synonyms:
allege, say
Types:
plead
make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
demur
enter a demurrer
Type of:
assert, asseverate, maintain
state categorically

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