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] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster]

2. To call upon to witness; to obtest. [1913 Webster]

Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch. [1913 Webster]

They made him ashamed to vouch the truth of the relation, and afterwards to credit it. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

4. To back; to support; to confirm; to establish. [1913 Webster]

Me damp horror chilled At such bold words vouched with a deed so bold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title. [1913 Webster]

He vouches the tenant in tail, who vouches over the common vouchee. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To obtest; declare; affirm; attest; warrant; confirm; asseverate; aver; protest; assure. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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