"averring" in the verb sense
1. allege, aver, say
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"
2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
"Before God I swear I am innocent"
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