Depose vs Aver - What's the difference?

depose | aver |

As a verb depose

is .

As a noun aver is





  • (literally) To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.
  • * Woodword
  • additional mud deposed upon it
  • To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.
  • A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored in a subsequent revolution.
  • * Prynne
  • a tyrant over his subjects, and therefore worthy to be deposed
  • (legal) To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition
  • (legal) To interrogate and elicit testimony from during a deposition; typically done by a lawyer.
  • After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Depose him in the justice of his cause.
  • To take or swear an oath.
  • To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • to depose the yearly rent or valuation of lands


    * declare


    * restore

    Derived terms

    * deposable * deposal


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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

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