averring averring


  1. (v) report or maintain
  2. (v) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true



  1. Her father, a Professor in the Botany Department of Harvard, precipitated wide discussions in 1918 by averring that food could be obtained from sunlight, air, water.
  2. The prosecutors kept the Bible out of discussion by averring that the Bible did not constitute the rule of faith except as interpreted by the Church.
  3. Dan Rather said no, averring that his network would not be handed over to terrorists.
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pivotal pivotal
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