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VERB (2)

1. report or maintain;
- Example: "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"
- Example: "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"
- Example: "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
[syn: allege, aver, say]

2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;
- Example: "Before God I swear I am innocent"
[syn: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aver \A"ver\ ([=a]"v[~e]r), n. [OF. aver domestic animal, whence LL. averia, pl. cattle. See Habit, and cf. Average.] A work horse, or working ox. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aver v 1: report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money" [syn: allege, aver, say] 2: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "aver": acknowledge, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, avouch, avow, bear witness, certify, contend, declare, defend, depone, depose, disclose, enunciate, express, give evidence, have, hold, insist, issue a manifesto, justify, lay down, maintain, manifesto, nuncupate, predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put, put it, quote, recite, relate, say, set down, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, testify, vouch, warrant, witness