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Description: vouch definition: To vouch is to use your personal experience to confirm the value or merit of someone or something, or to attest that someone or something is as good as claimed. (verb) An example of vouch is when you say "I know this carpenter is go...
- To give personal assurances or a guarantee: vouch for an old friend's trustworthiness.
- To constitute supporting evidence; give substantiation: a candidate whose strong record vouches for her ability.
- To substantiate by supplying evidence; prove: “When any particular matter of fact is vouched by the concurrent testimony of unsuspected witnesses, there our assent is also unavoidable” (John Locke).
- Law To summon (someone) as a witness to give warranty of title.
- To refer to (an authority, for example) in support or corroboration; cite.
- To assert; declare.
Middle English vouchen. to summon to court, warrant. from Anglo-Norman voucher. probably from Vulgar Latin *votic&amacron;re. alteration of Latin vocit&amacron;re. frequentative of voc&amacron;re. to call ; see wek w - in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present vouches, present participle vouching, simple past and past participle vouched)