[ uh-vouch ]
/ əˈvaʊtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of; declare or assert with positiveness.
to assume responsibility for; vouch for; guarantee.
to admit; confess.

Origin of avouch

1350–1400; Middle English avouchen < Middle French avouchier < Latin advocāre. See a-5, vouch, advocate


a·vouch·er, nouna·vouch·ment, nounun·a·vouched, adjective
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Examples from the Web for avouches

  • Villemarqu avouches that this version was taken down by his mother from the lips of an old peasant woman of the parish of Nvez.

  • As the Old Testament avouches they grew to be a mighty nation, distinguished in certain respects from all other peoples.

  • It will do so, he avouches, with a gentle blue flame of great beauty and serenity.

    Plum Pudding|Christopher Morley
  • However, said he, if this which he avouches be true, let us arm and out.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle

British Dictionary definitions for avouches

/ (əˈvaʊtʃ) /

verb (tr) archaic

to vouch for; guarantee
to acknowledge
to assert

Derived forms of avouch

avouchment, noun

Word Origin for avouch

C16: from Old French avochier to summon, call on, from Latin advocāre; see advocate
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