vouch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vouch give supporting evidence "He vouched his words by his deeds"
    • v vouch summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title
    • v vouch give surety or assume responsibility "I vouch for the quality of my products"
    • v vouch give personal assurance; guarantee "Will he vouch for me?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vouch To assert; to aver; to declare.
    • Vouch To back; to support; to confirm; to establish. "Me damp horror chilled
      At such bold words vouched with a deed so bold."
    • Vouch To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation. "He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has . . . affirmed."
    • Vouch (Law) To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title. "He vouches the tenant in tail, who vouches over the common vouchee."
    • Vouch To call upon to witness; to obtest. "Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon."
    • Vouch To call; to summon. "They vouch as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers."
    • Vouch To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch. "They made him ashamed to vouch the truth of the relation, and afterwards to credit it."
    • n Vouch Warrant; attestation. "The vouch of very malice itself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vouch To call to witness.
    • vouch To declare; assert; affirm; attest; avouch.
    • vouch To warrant; be surety for; answer for; make good; confirm.
    • vouch To support; back; second; follow up.
    • vouch In law: To produce vouchers for, in support of a charge in account.
    • vouch In old English law, to call or summon into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
    • vouch Synonyms To asseverate, aver, protest.
    • vouch To bear witness; give testimony or attestation: more specifically, in old English law, to call in some one to make good his alleged warranty of title; be surety or guaranty.
    • n vouch Approving or supporting warrant; confirmation; attestation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Vouch vowch to call upon to witness: to maintain by repeated affirmations: to warrant: to attest: to produce vouchers for:
    • v.i Vouch to bear witness: to give testimony
    • n Vouch confirmation, attestation
    • v.t Vouch vowch (Milt.) to second, support
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. vouchen, OF. vochier, to call, fr. L. vocare, to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See Voice, and cf. Avouch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. voucher, vocher, to call to defend—L. vocāre, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Both of you will go to the judge's stand immediately and vouch for Don Mike and Panchito.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
This last quality is that which I can with the most confidence take upon me to vouch for.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The authorities cited will vouch the rest.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He may demand the fairest guerdon: I vouch that whatsoe'er he ask is granted.
"Stories of the Wagner Opera" by H. A. Guerber
There is a legend to the effect that Governor Lucius Robinson later occupied this same house, but the writer does not vouch for the fact.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
It is a melancholy fact, which those best acquainted with London society can vouch for, that her 'swells' are a very ephemeral race.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Vouch = garantii, atesti.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Was he not first vouched for by him?
"Beatrix of Clare" by John Reed Scott
At the same time, I wired a prominent Army officer, at Governor's Island, to vouch for my order.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
That face of yours ought to vouch for you, if nothing else.
"Bob Chester's Grit" by Frank V. Webster
Happily, my friend was able to reply that he could personally vouch for the statements.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
You can vouch for it?
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
For the accuracy of his statements I am not prepared to vouch, but I give them as they were given to me.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
McKay passed on this information to his chief, but rather doubtfully, declining to vouch for it, or say whence it had come.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
It is their own fault, of course; on the face of it they ought to rhyme with "few" and "vouch.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Such were a few of the exploits of this departed worthy, actually vouched for by contemporaries.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
I vouch, not for the truth of this accounting for the fact, but for the fact itself.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Captain Thockmorton will vouch for that.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
His big blue eyes vouched for his perfect sanity.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Why, the end of the world we can reach, I vouch, Dear kangaroo, with me in your pouch.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
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In poetry:

The busy march of time,
And death's unbroken sleep,
Vouch for Thy purposes sublime,
And all Thy holy mandates keep.
""Whether living or dying, we are Thine"" by John Bowring
Mind where he vouched his good-will,
Sometimes at Hermon mount.
In Jordan land, at Mizar-hill;
Thy Husband keeps the court.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Thee, favourite Nero, he has deign'd
To raise to high degree!
Well thou thy honours hast sustain'd,
Well vouch'd thy ancestry.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Two kisses from my mother dear,
Thyrsis, thy due reward shall be;
None, none like Beauty's queen is fair;
Paris has vouch'd this truth for me.
"Cupid's Promise - Paraphrased" by Matthew Prior
Maurice (yawning):
Who knows? not I; I can hardly vouch
For the truth of what little I see;
And now, if you've any weed in your pouch,
Just hand it over to me.
"The Old Leaven" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Why, that I don't pretend to vouch exactly -
'Tis to King Philip: and our patriarch -
I often wonder how this holy man,
Who lives so wholly to his God and heaven,
Can stoop to be so well informed about
Whatever passes here--'Tis a hard task!
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

No One Vouching for Them.
At Ulysses Currie 's bribery trial, Steny Hoyer vouches for Md.
I can also vouch for their toughness.
I can vouch for many that I've seen at festivals and advance screenings.
Putting the Ouch in the Vouch.
The 36-year-old actress had a lengthy tweeting session on Monday night as she vouched for her candidate.
No presidential candidate worth his chauffeured SUV has reached his personal zenith without this: celebrities to vouch for them.
My parents will vouch for that.
Having lived and worked in San Diego for some seven years, and having visited there on many other occasions, I can vouch for the place.
Plenty of people are looking for a job, but are you prepared with references to vouch for you.
Getting a book deal isn't easy (I can personally vouch for that), and Apple is now an alternative to the traditional publisher.
An anti-spam protocol from the Domain Assurance Council (DAC) that enables third party certification providers to vouch for the legitimacy of the sender's domain name in an e-mail message.
McCain 'Personally Vouches' for Romney's Returns.
As an avid grocery shopper and restaurant patron myself, I can vouch that sampling works.
Kingfisher has won the Best Seafood category for as long as we can remember, which should vouch for the restaurant's quality and consistency.
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In science:

While I won’t vouch for the exact factor of ½ (again, relativistic and other corrections have been ignored) this suggests that a large fraction of the mass energy of the electron is associated directly with the spin.
Quantum Mechanics without Complex Numbers: A Simple Model for the Electron Wavefunction Including Spin
SM prediction would vouch for the presence of new physics.
Possibility of large lifetime differences in neutral B meson systems
Those images and videos were selected by users as they vouched for them to be of some importance and they send the resource’s URI to the web site administrators.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
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