vouch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English vochen, vouchen, from Anglo-French voucher to call, vouch, from Latin vocare to call, summon, from vox voice — more at voice Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to summon into court to warrant or defend a title 2. archaic a. assert, affirm b. attest 3. archaic to cite or refer to as authority or supporting evidence 4. a. prove, substantiate b. to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence intransitive verb 1. to give a guarantee ; become surety 2. a. to supply supporting evidence or testimony b. to give personal assurance Synonyms: see certify II. noun Date: 1603 obsolete allegation, declaration

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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, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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