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English definition of “aver”

aver

verb [T] uk   /əˈvɜːr/ us    /-ˈvɝː/ (-rr-) formal
to say that something is certainly true: The lawyer averred her client's innocence. [+ speech] "He's guilty, I tell you," she averred. [+ that] She averred that he was guilty.Assertions and asserting
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