vouch

verb
\ ˈvau̇ch How to pronounce vouch (audio) \
vouched; vouching; vouches

Definition of vouch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to supply supporting evidence or testimony
b : to give personal assurance
2 : to give a guarantee : become surety

transitive verb

1 : to summon into court to warrant or defend a title
b : to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence
3 archaic
a : assert, affirm
b : attest
4 archaic : to cite or refer to as authority or supporting evidence

vouch

noun

Definition of vouch (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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Verb

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

Examples of vouch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In essence, the rule leverages the due diligence completed by qualified investors and government agencies to vouch for the growth potential of the founder’s startup. Yec, Forbes, 7 June 2021 These people will vouch for you in advance, meaning that the people who join your network, later on, will come with a pre-established level of trust toward you. Anna Jankowska, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Who is willing to vouch for your character, work ethic and performance? Michael Hoffman, Star Tribune, 23 May 2021 Jighere needed someone to vouch for him — and quickly. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2021 Our editor can vouch for the waterproofing on the two-layer case. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2021 Republicans also want to eliminate a state law allowing others to vouch for the eligibility of voters. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 Medical regulators in some European countries, including Germany, have also said that there is not enough data in clinical trials to vouch for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine's efficacy in people over 65. NBC News, 25 Feb. 2021 Also, mentors can vouch for you in a way that no one else can. Kate Peters, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of vouch

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vouch

Verb

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

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The first known use of vouch was in the 14th century

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13 Jul 2021

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“Vouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vouch. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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vouch

verb
\ ˈvau̇ch How to pronounce vouch (audio) \
vouched; vouching

Kids Definition of vouch

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

vouch

verb
\ ˈvau̇ch How to pronounce vouch (audio) \

Legal Definition of vouch

transitive verb

1 : to summon into court
2 : to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence

intransitive verb

1 : to become surety
2a : to supply supporting evidence or testimony
b : to give personal assurance

History and Etymology for 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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