to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
Law. to allege as a fact.
Contemporary Examples

Although di Giovanni had longed to be a mother, she was “not a very natural” one, she avers.
Of Love and War Penelope Rowlands October 24, 2011

Historical Examples

Three drops, he avers, of the seething decoction enabled him to forsee all the secrets of the future.
The Visions of the Sleeping Bard Ellis Wynne

If, as she avers, you and Helen formed her, you gave a blessing to all of us.’
Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge

But Mr. Pike avers he has removed hundreds of teeth by this method and never known a fractured jaw.
The Mutiny of the Elsinore Jack London

And I, who was ever for peace, will fight to a finish him who avers aught to the contrary.
The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox

Yet Dandy Jack avers that he has carried over a score, and that he considers sixteen a proper full-up load.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay

The mice, he avers, enjoyed the pleasures of the chase with composure.
The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce

In truth, George Bernard Shaw avers that we are a nation of villagers.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard

I heard them both speak,’ avers Mrs. Pratt, by way of settling the matter.
Art in England Dutton Cook

It was an even thing for a while, Boraki avers; the prettiest kind of a fight.
In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman

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.


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