to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.
Many of those who voted for President Clinton, Bork averred, did so because they were rooked by devious liberal lies.
Speed Read: Best Bits From Robert Bork’s ‘Slouching Towards Gomorrah’ Michael Moynihan December 19, 2012
Congress, she averred, should put itself on “cruise control—Ted Cruz control—just for a week.”
Nostalgia Act: The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013 Nick Gillespie June 17, 2013
And of what consequence was it whether those facts were averred or judicially noticed.
‘The System,’ as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution Franklin Hichborn
“But Mrs. Tresham may learn just as well by experience as by method,” he averred.
A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
And yet, he averred that it was absolutely necessary that Captain Doughty should be put upon his trial.
Under Drake’s Flag G. A. Henty
“She would,” averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.
The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
Half of the nobility of Italy, she averred, were sighing—or busily doing sums—at the feet of the American heiress.
The Title Market Emily Post
That this assumption is just and wise is averred by some and denied by others.
The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV Various
“There are lots of things you wouldn’t dare say before everybody,” averred Dora.
Anne Of The Island Lucy Maud Montgomery
And on my having to admit that I had not, he averred that he had.
My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
verb (transitive) avers, averring, averred
to state positively; assert
(law) to allege as a fact or prove to be true
late 14c., from Old French averer “verify,” from Vulgar Latin *adverare “make true, prove to be true,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + verus “true” (see very). Related: Averred; averring.
avhrr advanced very high-resolution radiometer
avh Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
a combining form meaning “bird,” used in the formation of compound words: aviculture. Contemporary Examples The full document is quoted in a new book by avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry, complete with the typing errors I then made. My Father’s Peace Proposal Raja Shehadeh November 8, 2012 Major General avi Zamir was so […]
of or relating to birds. Contemporary Examples These men are like avian pied pipers” who lure problem birds out of the trees and “send them spiraling over the sloughs. Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast February 11, 2011 This is a worrisome phenomenon, especially as major health threats like avian and swine flu grow in […]