avouch


avouch

verb \ə-ˈvach\

Definition of AVOUCH

transitive verb
1
:  to declare as a matter of fact or as a thing that can be proved :  affirm
2
:  to vouch for :  corroborate
3
a :  to acknowledge (as an act) as one's own
b :  confess, avow

Examples of AVOUCH

  1. <a note from my doctor avouching that my medical condition did indeed disqualify me from gym class>
  2. <avouched that he had never cheated on his taxes in his life>

Origin of AVOUCH

Middle English, to cite as authority, from Middle French avochier to summon, from Latin advocare — more at advocate
First Known Use: 15th century

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