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SAT vocabulary: aver

(Too) serious Caucasian male face
I am 10,000% serious.

What does aver mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word aver

First, before you read about the word aver, try this quick vocab quiz:

aver most nearly means

(A) neglect
(B) decline
(C) deny
(D) affirm
(E) amaze

Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)

Now let’s learn about the word aver.

Part of Speech of aver

aver is a VERB.

Pronunciation of aver

Here’s how to pronounce aver:

IPA: /ə.ˈvər/

Glossary-style: [uh-VUHR]

Definition of aver

aver means: say, state, or affirm in a sure, confident manner (Ex: to aver one’s innocence).

Explain more about aver, please

To aver is simply to say or declare something strongly, as if you really mean what you’re saying. For example, if someone wrongly accuses of you eating the last chocolate chip cookie, and you know that Pookie actually ate the cookie, you might aver that you in fact did NOT eat the cookie. (While not dropping a dime on Pookie, of course.)

Example of aver

Here’s the word aver used in a sentence:

Many writers will aver that the best writing occurs when they are not forced to write something, but write what they want with passion.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

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