[ vouch ]
/ vaʊtʃ /

verb (used without object)

to support as being true, certain, reliable, etc. (usually followed by for): Her record in office vouches for her integrity.
to attest; guarantee; certify (usually followed by for): to vouch for someone in a business transaction.

verb (used with object)

noun Obsolete.

a vouching; an assertion.
a formal attestation; a supporting warrant.

Origin of vouch

1275–1325; Middle English vouchen < Anglo-French, Middle French vo(u)cher, Old French avochier < Latin advocāre; see advocate


un·vouched, adjectivewell-vouched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vouch

/ (vaʊtʃ) /


(intr usually foll by for) to give personal assurance; guaranteeI'll vouch for his safety
(when tr, usually takes a clause as object; when intr, usually foll by for) to furnish supporting evidence (for) or function as proof (of)
(tr) English legal history to summon (a person who had warranted title to land) to defend that title or give up land of equal value
(tr) archaic to cite (authors, principles, etc) in support of something
(tr) obsolete to assert


obsolete the act of vouching; assertion or allegation

Word Origin for vouch

C14: from Old French vocher to summon, ultimately from Latin vocāre to call
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