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avouch

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verb \ə-ˈvau̇ch\

Definition of avouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to declare as a matter of fact or as a thing that can be proved :  affirm

  3. 2 :  to vouch for :  corroborate

  4. 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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