V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to attest or state with certainty; 2. to allege or claim to be true
Synonyms: affirm, prove, justify, attest, assert, testify, declare, maintain
Tips: Aver is related to the word verify. Both words come from the Latin veers, "truth." Think, "to decare something that has been verified and believed to be true." Aver is related to assert, attest, avow, and affirm. See attest for a detailed analysis of these words.
The lawyer told her client that she would aver his innocence no matter what. (prove, attest to)
The scientists averred that their findings were revolutionary. (declared, asserted)
Do you have a witness to aver your alibi? (affirm, attest to)
I aver that these statements are true. (testify, declare, maintain)
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