Vouch
Vouch Vouch, v. i. 1. To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation. [1913 Webster]

He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has . . . affirmed. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To assert; to aver; to declare. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • vouch — [vautʃ] v vouch for / [vouch for sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vocher to state, call as a witness , from Latin vocare; VOCATION] 1.) to say that you firmly believe that something is true or good because of your experience… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vouch — [ vautʃ ] verb vouch for phrasal verb transitive 1. ) vouch for something to say that something is true, correct, or good based on your own knowledge or experience: We can vouch for the software everyone here uses it. 2. ) vouch for someone to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vouch — vouch·ee; vouch; vouch·safe; vouch·safe·ment; vouch·er; vouch·er·able; …   English syllables

  • Vouch — Vouch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vouching}.] [OE. vouchen, OF. vochier to call, fr. L. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf. {Avouch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To call; to summon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [They] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vouch — / vau̇ch/ vb [Anglo French voucher to call, summon, summon to court as guarantor of a title, ultimately from Latin vocare to call, summon] vt 1: to summon into court 2: to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence vi 1 …   Law dictionary

  • Vouch — Vouch, n. Warrant; attestation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The vouch of very malice itself. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vouch — [vouch] vt. [ME vouchen < OFr vocher < L vocare, to call < vox,VOICE] 1. to uphold by demonstration or evidence 2. Archaic a) to attest or affirm b) to cite in support of one s views or actions 3. in old English law, to call (a person) …   English World dictionary

  • vouch — ► VERB (vouch for) 1) assert or confirm the truth or accuracy of. 2) confirm the identity or good character of. ORIGIN Old French voucher summon , from Latin vocare to call …   English terms dictionary

  • vouch — early 14c., summon into court to prove a title, from Anglo Fr. voucher, O.Fr. vocher to call, summon, invoke, claim, probably from Gallo Romance *voticare, metathesis of L. vocitare to call to, summon insistently, frequentative of L. vocare to… …   Etymology dictionary

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