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vouch

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verb \ˈvau̇ch\

Definition of vouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to summon into court to warrant or defend a title

  3. 2 archaic a :  assert, affirm b :  attest

  4. 3 archaic :  to cite or refer to as authority or supporting evidence

  5. 4 a :  prove, substantiate b :  to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to give a guarantee :  become surety

  8. 2 a :  to supply supporting evidence or testimony b :  to give personal assurance



Origin of vouch

Middle English vochen, vouchen, from Anglo-French voucher to call, vouch, from Latin vocare to call, summon, from vox voice — more at voice


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of vouch

certify, attest, witness, vouch mean to testify to the truth or genuineness of something. certify usually applies to a written statement, especially one carrying a signature or seal <certified that the candidate had met all requirements>. attest applies to oral or written testimony usually from experts or witnesses <attested to the authenticity of the document>. witness applies to the subscribing of one's own name to a document as evidence of its genuineness <witnessed the signing of the will>. vouch applies to one who testifies as a competent authority or a reliable person <willing to vouch for her integrity>.

Rhymes with vouch


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vouch

noun

Definition of vouch

obsolete

  1. :  allegation, declaration



1603

First Known Use of vouch

1603



VOUCH Defined for Kids

vouch

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verb \ˈvau̇ch\

Definition of vouch for Students

vouchedvouching

  1. :  to give a guarantee <The teacher vouched for their honesty.>




Law Dictionary

vouch

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verb \ˈvau̇ch\

Legal Definition of vouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to summon into court

  3. 2 :  to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become surety

  6. 2a :  to supply supporting evidence or testimony b :  to give personal assurance



Origin of vouch

Anglo-French voucher to call, summon, summon to court as guarantor of a title, ultimately from Latin vocare to call, summon



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