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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

To aver or not...

SYLLABICATION: a·ver
PRONUNCIATION: -vûr
TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: a·verred, a·ver·ring, a·vers
1. To affirm positively; declare. 2. Law a. To assert formally as a fact. b. To justify or prove.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English averren, from Old French averer, from Vulgar Latin *advrre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin vrus, true; see wr-o- in Appendix

from :http://www.bartleby.com/61/52/A0545200.html

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synonyms:
NOUN: AFFIRMATION, affirmance, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, predicate [logic], declaration, word, averment; confirmation.
ASSEVERATION, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit; deposition (record) [See Record]; avouchment, avouch [rare], assurance; protest, protestation; profession; acknowledgment (assent) [See Assent]; legal pledge, pronouncement; solemn -averment, - avowal, - declaration.
VOTE, voice; ballot, suffrage; vox populi [L.].
REMARK, observation; position (proposition) [See Supposition]; saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit [L.].

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