Vouch definition

vouch
To give personal assurances or a guarantee.

Vouch for an old friend's trustworthiness.

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To vouch is to use your personal experience to confirm the value or merit of someone or something, or to attest that someone or something is as good as claimed.

An example of vouch is when you say "I know this carpenter is good, I used him."

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To refer to (an authority, for example) in support or corroboration; cite.
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To substantiate by supplying evidence; prove.
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A declaration of opinion; an assertion.
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To uphold by demonstration or evidence.
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In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title.
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To attest or affirm.
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To cite in support of one's views or actions.
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To give assurance, affirmation, or a guarantee.

To vouch for someone's honesty.

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To serve as evidence or assurance (for)

References vouching for his ability.

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(obs.) The act of vouching; assertion or attestation.
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To take responsibility for; to express confidence in; to witness; to obtest.
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To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch.
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To back; to support; to confirm.
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To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
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To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
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To call as a witness.
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To assert; to aver; to declare.

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To constitute supporting evidence; give substantiation.

A candidate whose strong record vouches for her ability.

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(law) To summon (someone) as a witness to give warranty of title.
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To assert; declare.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vouch
Plural:
vouches

Origin of vouch

  • Middle English vouchen to summon to court, warrant from Anglo-Norman voucher probably from Vulgar Latin voticāre alteration of Latin vocitāre frequentative of vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French voucher, from Latin vocāre, present active infinitive of vocō.

    From Wiktionary