vouch

vouch
[[t]vaʊtʃ[/t]]
v. i.
1) to provide proof, supporting evidence, or assurance (usu. fol. by for):
to vouch for someone's integrity[/ex]
2) to give a guarantee or act as surety or sponsor; take responsibility (usu. fol. by for)
3) to sustain or uphold by or as if by practical proof or demonstration
4) to cite (an authority, fact, etc.) in support or justification
5) law (formerly) to call or summon into court to make good a warranty of title
6) archaic
a) to attest or warrant
b) to support or authenticate with vouchers
c) to declare; assert
7) an act of vouching; assertion or attestation
Etymology: 1275–1325; < MF vo(u) cher, OF avochier < L advocāre; see advocate

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • vouch — [vautʃ] v vouch for / [vouch for sb/sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vocher to state, call as a witness , from Latin vocare; VOCATION] 1.) to say that you firmly believe that something is true or good because of your experience… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vouch — [ vautʃ ] verb vouch for phrasal verb transitive 1. ) vouch for something to say that something is true, correct, or good based on your own knowledge or experience: We can vouch for the software everyone here uses it. 2. ) vouch for someone to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vouch — vouch·ee; vouch; vouch·safe; vouch·safe·ment; vouch·er; vouch·er·able; …   English syllables

  • Vouch — Vouch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vouching}.] [OE. vouchen, OF. vochier to call, fr. L. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf. {Avouch}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To call; to summon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [They] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vouch — / vau̇ch/ vb [Anglo French voucher to call, summon, summon to court as guarantor of a title, ultimately from Latin vocare to call, summon] vt 1: to summon into court 2: to verify (a business transaction) by examining documentary evidence vi 1 …   Law dictionary

  • vouch|er — vouch|er1 «VOW chuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that vouches for something. 2. a written evidence of payment; receipt. Canceled checks returned to a person from his bank are vouchers. vouch|er2 «VOW chuhr», noun. in early English law: a) a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vouch — Vouch, v. i. 1. To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation. [1913 Webster] He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has . . . affirmed. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To assert; to aver; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vouch — Vouch, n. Warrant; attestation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The vouch of very malice itself. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vouch — [vouch] vt. [ME vouchen < OFr vocher < L vocare, to call < vox,VOICE] 1. to uphold by demonstration or evidence 2. Archaic a) to attest or affirm b) to cite in support of one s views or actions 3. in old English law, to call (a person) …   English World dictionary

  • vouch — ► VERB (vouch for) 1) assert or confirm the truth or accuracy of. 2) confirm the identity or good character of. ORIGIN Old French voucher summon , from Latin vocare to call …   English terms dictionary

  • vouch — early 14c., summon into court to prove a title, from Anglo Fr. voucher, O.Fr. vocher to call, summon, invoke, claim, probably from Gallo Romance *voticare, metathesis of L. vocitare to call to, summon insistently, frequentative of L. vocare to… …   Etymology dictionary

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