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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aver \A*ver"\ ([.a]*v[~e]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Averred ([.a]*v[~e]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Averring.] [F. av['e]rer, LL. adverare, averare; L. ad + versus true. See Verity.] 1. To assert, or prove, the truth of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or justify. See Averment. [1913 Webster] 3. To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth. [1913 Webster] It is sufficient that the very fact hath its foundation in truth, as I do seriously aver is the case. --Fielding. [1913 Webster] Then all averred I had killed the bird. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] Syn: To assert; affirm; asseverate. See Affirm. [1913 Webster]