Definition of aver:
introduce, enounce, adduce, articulate, control, assign, pronounce on, argue, wander, guarantee, enjoin, bank, swear, asseverate, formulate, tramp, hold, tell, purport, have it, assert, order, plead, rove, offer, ramble, comment, verify, protest, drift, confirm, suppose, blaspheme, roll, avow, stray, cite, produce, roam, range, remark, depose, trust, advance, allege, curse, affirm, say, enunciate, insist, sound out, read, swan, rely, sound off, cuss, substantiate, depone, speak out, air, vagabond, imprecate, lay down, cast, put forward.
affirm (part of speech: verb)
- set down
Yet, as the truth cannot dishonour me neither, I must aver, that my little system was projected, and brought to the exact state it now is in, without my having the least apprehension that any thing similar had been suggested before by any person whatever; nor have I, in consequence of the discovery I have lately made of the opinions of these respectable authors, added or omitted a single thought in my treatise.- "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste, and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, etc.", Frances Reynolds.
Nevertheless she seemed to recover her spirits enough to talk volubly of the beautiful scenery she had discovered in her late perilous abandonment in the wilds of the Coast Range; to aver her intention to visit it again; to speak of it in a severely practical way as offering a far better site for the cottages of the young married couples just beginning life than the outskirts of towns or the bleak sand hills of San Francisco; and thence by graceful degrees into a dissertation upon popular fallacies in regard to hasty marriages, and the mistaken idea of some parents in not accepting the inevitable and making the best of it.- "A First Family of Tasajara", Bret Harte.
Now may apparent be to thee how hidden The truth is from those people, who aver All love is in itself a laudable thing; Because its matter may perchance appear Aye to be good; but yet not each impression Is good, albeit good may be the wax.- "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.