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Aver appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Noel, I prevail," I aver, "pile on!"
  • "Payroll a crevasse for piss!" I profess, aver, call or yap.
  • "Butanol" I aver, "prevents umpired art, as a trade rip must never prevail on a tub".
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Aver is sometimes a misspelling of avoid, ever, every or over.

Aver (to affirm; declare to be true) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun aver

What does aver mean as a name of something?


  1. [obsolete] Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
  2. [dialectal] A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.

Definition of the verb aver

What does aver mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: averred, averring

  1. report or maintain
    • example: They aver that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate]He asserts himself to be the world's foremost authority
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The prisoner admitted that he may have been in the area
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]The prisoner admitted his guilt

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): admit, affirm, assert, attest, avouch, avow, claim, confirm, contend, discover, grant, guarantee, maintain, observe, reaffirm, show.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of aver: allege / say
    • more generic words: assert / asseverate / maintain = state categorically
    • more specific word: plead = make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
  2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    • example: They aver that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of aver: affirm / assert / avow / swan / swear / verify
    • more generic word: declare = state emphatically and authoritatively
    • more specific words:
      • hold = assert or affirm
      • claim / take = lay claim to
      • attest = authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
      • declare = state firmly
      • protest = affirm or avow formally or solemnly
      • assure / tell = inform positively and with certainty and confidence

Alternative definition of the verb aver


  1. To assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
  2. [legal] To prove or justify a plea.
  3. [obsolete] To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.


AVER is a musical group.

  • album: "AVER"


"Aver" a.k.a. "Acid Rain" is a musical album of AVER.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aver

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Google previewInstitutes of the Laws of England (1797)

Containg the Exposition of Many Ancient and Other Statutes ... by Sir Edward Coke

It is called aver de pois, because thereby they have full measure. Hereby are weighed all physicall drugs, wax, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

To Aver. Aver. Fr. averer, to maintain as true, from Lat. verus, true.

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

AVER. To assert. See AVERMENT. To make or prove true; to verify. The defendant will offer ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1910)

At common law, in an action based on the vicious act of a dog, it is generally necessary to aver the vicious propensity of the dog and the owner's knowledge of that fact ;*' but this rule has been changed by statute in many jurisdictions.

Google previewA dictionary of the english language... (1766)

to which is prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Johnson

[aver and dress.] To adorn lavistrVy. Pope. To O'VER-DRIVE. v. a. [over mi drive ] To drive too hard, or beyond strength. Gen. Te-O'VER-EYE. v. a. [aver and fye.J J. To superintend. - 2".

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Poets call it the entrance to the infernal regions ; hence the proverb, The descent to Aver nut is eaty, but coming back again it quite another matter, meaning that all bad habits are easily acquired, but very bard to be abandoned. AVertin {St.).

Google previewA new law dictionary ... (1792)

by Richard Burn, John Burn

AVER, AVERI A, cattle. Spelman derives the word from the Freneh puvre, work ; as principally denoting -working cattle.

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Usage statistics about aver

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Quotes about aver

I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men. (Robert Green Ingersoll)
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Scrabble value of A1V4E1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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