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Wednesday, July 28

Aver

[ə-vər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Old French, late 14th century

1.

State or assert to be the case.

Examples of Aver in a sentence

"The gentleman avers that he is quite wealthy."

"The principal averred that the seniors were responsible for the prank."

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About Aver

This word stems from late Middle English via the Old French “averer.” This is based on the Latin “ad,” meaning “to,” (implying “cause to be”), plus “verus,” meaning “true.”

Did you Know?

Spanish speakers say a word that sounds like “aver,” but it doesn’t have the same meaning as the English version. It’s actually two words: “a ver,” which roughly translate to “let’s see.”

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