American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To affirm positively; declare.
- v. Law To assert formally as a fact.
- v. Law To justify or prove.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assert the truth of.
- To confirm; verify; prove to be true.
- To affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
- In law, to avouch or verify; offer to verify; allege as a fact.
- To assert the existence of; offer in evidence.
- Synonyms Affirm, Declare, etc. (see assert), say, allege, protest, insist, maintain.
- n. Substance; property; estate.
- n. plural Live stock; cattle; domestic animals.—
- n. A beast of burden; a draft-ox or draft-horse; an old horse.
- n. obsolete Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
- n. dialectal A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.
- v. To assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
- v. law To prove or justify a plea.
- v. obsolete To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Dial. Eng. A work horse, or working ox.
- v. obsolete To assert, or prove, the truth of.
- v. (Law) To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or justify. See Averment.
- v. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
- v. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
- v. report or maintain
- From French avérer, from Late Latin *advērāre, from ad + vērus ("true"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English averren, from Old French averer, from Vulgar Latin *advērāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin vērus, true. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The north of France, and not Germany as Germans aver, is the peculiar home of this noble form of art, which all the surrounding nations learn.”
“But after fair translation of its old French body -- "aver" -- into English, and only "horse" is found, and the word becomes "horsage," the change tends to confusion.”
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“In these islands we still apply the old French term "aver," _averium_, in”
“In France "aver" denoted the animal produce or stock on a farm; and there were "averia lanata" likewise.”
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