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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Claims that verge on the outrageous are made for this material - but very many fishkeepers will vouch for its effectiveness.
▪ I can not vouch for this.
▪ It's now up to the country of origin to vouch for the health of the animals.
▪ My wife can vouch for that, officers.
▪ Rastani and I can vouch for each other.
▪ The explosive used is of my own formulation, and I can vouch for its efficiency.
▪ The twenty workers who build his houses have been taken on because Les knows them personally and can vouch for their reliability.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Vouch \Vouch\, n. Warrant; attestation. [Obs.]

The vouch of very malice itself.


Vouch \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.

  2. To assert; to aver; to declare.


Vouch \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. Avouch.]

  1. To call; to summon. [Obs.]

    [They] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers.
    --Sir T. Elyot.

  2. To call upon to witness; to obtest.

    Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon.

  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.

  4. To back; to support; to confirm; to establish.

    Me damp horror chilled At such bold words vouched with a deed so bold.

  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.

    Syn: To obtest; declare; affirm; attest; warrant; confirm; asseverate; aver; protest; assure.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "summon into court to prove a title," from Anglo-French voucher, Old French vocher "to call, summon, invoke, claim," probably from Gallo-Roman *voticare, metathesis of Latin vocitare "to call to, summon insistently," frequentative of Latin vocare "to call, call upon, summon" (see voice (n.)). Meaning "guarantee to be true or accurate" is first attested 1590s. Related: Vouched; vouching.


n. warrant; attestation. vb. 1 To take responsibility for; to express confidence in; to witness; to obtest. 2 To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch. 3 To back; to support; to confirm. 4 To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title. 5 (context obsolete English) To call; to summon. 6 To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation. 7 To call as a witness. 8 To assert; to aver; to declare.

  1. v. give personal assurance; guarantee; "Will he vouch for me?"

  2. give surety or assume responsibility; "I vouch for the quality of my products" [syn: guarantee]

  3. summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title

  4. give supporting evidence; "He vouched his words by his deeds"

Usage examples of "vouch".

And I thought the way we met, with the FBI vouching for Nield, was something slightly esoteric, a comedy 276 touch like the Acme Quick Service brothers.

She did highly confidential work helping adoptees locate their birth parents, and Erin had vouched for her.

We, as humble annalists, can only vouch for the truth of the facts we have already related and of those which will follow.

I need not say that I did not comply with his wishes, but I can vouch for the real pleasure I felt in finding that I had succeeded in saving that honest and simple farmer from the impostors who would have ruined him.

Convincing credentials vouching for Limbeck as representative plenipotentiary of the Io Trading Trust gained him immediate admittance.

I will personally vouch for the conduct of all the members of the ranching community present and assure you their behavior will be above reproach.

For the purposes of these policies, an Unverified Person is someone whom the employee does not personally know to be an active employee or to b an employee with the proper rank to have access to information, or who has not been vouched for by a trusted third party.

So maybe now I should be asking you how you feel and vouching for you, not the other way around?

Germany, whose government solemnly vouched for and promised the preservation of and respect for this neutrality only a few weeks ago!

Theos, gazing full at him, became suddenly filled with pity and anxiety,--he passionately longed to assure him that there was in very truth a future higher and happier existence,--he, Theos, would vouch for the fact!

Everything to the west of us was completely unsecured when we broke off all engagements, and I would not vouch for Hardornen land to the south and north of our original wedge.

This method of verifying identity reduces the pool of employees who are authorized to vouch for employees within their department when such employees request support such as resetting passwords or other computer account-related issues.

Burrich would vouch that I was a foundling, with no parentage for the Witnesser to memorize.

After all, Cranston personally could vouch that affairs were amiss at Beaverwood, hence the conversation that Margo had heard while posing as a garden statue could hardly be of great consequence.

Beaten at every turn, the followers of Bharata Rahon were forced to accept the inevitable, while those who had hated him were secretly delighted now that they were assured that both the Princess and the King had vouched for this strange warrior.