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Meaning of VOUCH

Pronunciation:  vawch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give supporting evidence; "He vouched his words by his deeds"
  2. [v]  summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title
  3. [v]  give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products"
  4. [v]  give personal assurance; guarantee; "Will he vouch for me?"

VOUCH is a 5 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: guarantee
 See Also: affirm, attest, bail, bear witness, cite, confirm, corroborate, pledge, plight, stipulate, substantiate, summon, summons, support, sustain, take the stand, testify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    1. To call; to summon. [Obs.]
             [They] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the
             authority of the writers.             --Sir T.
    2. To call upon to witness; to obtest.
             Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon. --Dryden.
    3. 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. --Atterbury.
    4. To back; to support; to confirm; to establish.
             Me damp horror chilled At such bold words vouched
             with a deed so bold.                  --Milton.
    5. (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.                       --Blackstone.
    Syn: To obtest; declare; affirm; attest; warrant; confirm;
         asseverate; aver; protest; assure.
  2. \Vouch\, v. i.
    1. 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.                             --Swift.
    2. To assert; to aver; to declare. --Shak.
  3. \Vouch\, n.
    Warrant; attestation. [Obs.]
          The vouch of very malice itself.         --Shak.