aver


aver (http://definr.com/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 as true: "Before God I swear I am
        innocent." [syn: affirm, assert, avow, swan, swear]