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vouch

verb \ ˈvau̇ch \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of vouch

intransitive verb
1 a :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

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Origin and Etymology of vouch

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

Synonym Discussion of vouch

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

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vouch

noun

Definition of vouch

obsolete

First Known Use of vouch

1603



VOUCH Defined for Kids

vouch

verb \ ˈvau̇ch \

Definition of vouch for Students

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

Law Dictionary

vouch

verb \ ˈvau̇ch \

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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