A·ver n. A work horse, or working ox. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.]
A·ver v. t. [imp. & p. p. Averred (ȧ*vẽrd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Averring.]
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.
v 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, say]
2: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before
God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, verify, assert,
avow, swan, swear]
[also: averring, averred]