avouch

verb
\ə-ˈvau̇ch \
avouched; avouching; avouches

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

3a : to acknowledge (something, such as an act) as one's own

b : confess, avow

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Examples of avouch in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of avouch

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for avouch

Middle English, to cite as authority, from Middle French avochier to summon, from Latin advocare — more at advocate

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