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
b : attest
4 archaic : to cite or refer to as authority or supporting evidence

vouch

noun

Definition of vouch (Entry 2 of 2)

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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 Head coach Chris Holtmann and players have vouched that their leading scorer’s weight loss has opened up a lot of options for the Buckeyes this season. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State basketball vs Cedarville preview: TV info, key players, starters, prediction," 30 Oct. 2019 And Norton’s castmates vouched for the clarity of his communication on set. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, "Edward Norton’s ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ is a passion project both personal and professional," 25 Oct. 2019 Several high-ranking women at NBC News speaking on the condition of anonymity vouched for Oppenheim as a boss who has had a positive effect on the workplace since taking the job in February 2017. Stephen Battaglio, chicagotribune.com, "Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ book is attacked by NBC News," 14 Oct. 2019 Hutchins is a beloved figure for many in the information security community and received an outpouring of character letters vouching for him. Kevin Collier, CNN, "WannaCry ransomware hero won't go to prison for creating banking malware," 26 July 2019 Thomas worked behind the scenes, talking privately with at least two GOP senators to vouch for Rao’s credentials. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, "Former White House official Neomi Rao formally sworn in as newest federal appeals court judge in D.C.," 13 Sep. 2019 Any black person who wanted to vote had to have a white person vouch for them. al, "Historian Wayne Flynt defends Gov. Kay Ivey as a product of her times," 29 Aug. 2019 As long as Facebook or Google will vouch for you, most apps are happy to take them at their word, using open protocols like OAuth to verify the login. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Apple’s new sign-in button is built for a post-Cambridge Analytica world," 8 June 2019 Relations took a nosedive in the aftermath of the Vigano affair, when several U.S. bishops vouched for Vigano’s integrity and demanded the Vatican respond to his allegations. Washington Post, "Pope on critics: It’s ‘an honor if the Americans attack me’," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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12 Nov 2019

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

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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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