a·ver [uh–vur] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation–verb (used with object), a·verred, a·ver·ring.
1. to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner.
2. Law. to allege as a fact.
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Short Definition: Assert
We can all aver that his manners are atrocious.
I will aver it again; I didn't take the cheesy poofs.
Hover craft > Assert (ass hurt). I'm on the used hover craft lot talking to salesman. He walks around the hover crafts, kicking the skirts and asserting their value. Each time he makes a claim (an assertion) he pins a little button with a picture of a donkey (ass) on my rear (ass) and I yelp because it hurts. Note: The short definition, assert, is an abstract concept and hard to picture in my mnemonic, so I convert it to a series of mnemonic symbols as well. Now when I see the word "aver," I think "hover," and that starts my mnemonic sequence rolling and gets me to "assert."