to say or prove the truth of
- A work horse or working ox
- to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
- report or maintain
- a-work horse, or working ox.
- To assert, or prove, the reality of.
- To avouch or verify; available to confirm; to prove or justify. See Averment.
- To affirm with certainty; to declare in an optimistic manner, like in confidence of asserting the reality.
L. Fr. To have.
belated 14c., from Old French averer "verify," from Vulgar Latin *adverare "make true, prove to be real," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + verus "real" (see very). Relevant: Averred; averring.
(letter.) A work horse, or working ox.
- (v. t.) To assert, or show, the reality of.
- (v. t.) To affirm with full confidence; to declare in a confident manner, as in confidence of asserting the facts.
Some writers aver that the piles were charged with gunpowder.