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 , say ]

  2. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; Before God I swear I am innocent

    [ Syn: affirm , verify , assert , avow , swan , swear ]

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