avouched; avouching; avouches

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 (something, such as an act) as one's own
b

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of avouch was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near avouch

Cite this Entry

“Avouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avouch. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

avouch

verb
1
: to declare positively as a fact : affirm
2
: to give a guarantee of : vouch for
avouched her reputation
avouchment
-mənt
noun
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