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. 3a :  to acknowledge (something, such as an act) as one's ownb :  confess, avow

Examples of avouch in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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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