Aver vs Affirmation - What's the difference?

aver | affirmation |

As nouns the difference between aver and affirmation

is that aver is ice-floe while affirmation is that which is affirmed; a declaration that something is true.

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) aveir ((etyl) avoir), substantive use of the verb, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Possessions, property, belongings, wealth.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • to assert the truth of, to affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner.
  • * 1663 ,
  • Chiron, the four-legg'd bard, had both \ A beard and tail of his own growth; \ And yet by authors 'tis averr'd , \ He made use only of his beard.
  • * 1819 CE: Percy Shelley, Peter Bell the Third :
  • The Devil, I safely can aver , / Has neither hoof, nor tail, nor sting.
  • * 1939 (MGM/Warner Home Video)
  • As Coroner, I must aver , I thoroughly examined her.
  • * 1997 Frederic W. and Roberta B. Case, Trilliums , ISBN 0-88192-374-5:
  • Small (1933) avers T. simile to be deliciously fragrant, a quality we have not noticed in our plants.
  • (legal) To prove or justify a plea.
  • (obsolete) To avouch, prove, or verify; to offer to verify.
  • Etymology 3

    Related to .


    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) A work-horse, working ox, or other beast of burden.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




    (en noun)
  • That which is affirmed; a declaration that something is true.
  • A form of self-forced meditation or repetition; autosuggestion.
  • Synonyms

    * assertion

    Derived terms

    * self-affirmation

    See also

    * (wikipedia "affirmation") ----