Definitions for: Avouch

[v] admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about

Webster (1913) Definition: A*vouch", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Avouched (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Avouching.] [OF. avochier, LL. advocare to recognize
the existence of a thing, to advocate, fr. L. advocare to
call to; ad + vocare to call. Cf. Avow to declare,
Advocate, and see Vouch, v. t.]
1. To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority. [Obs.]

They avouch many successions of authorities. --Coke.

2. To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.

We might be disposed to question its authenticity,
it if were not avouched by the full evidence.

3. To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to
affirm openly.

If this which he avouches does appear. --Shak.

Such antiquities could have been avouched for the
Irish. --Spenser.

4. To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to

Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God.
--Deut. xxvi.

A*vouch", n.
Evidence; declaration. [Obs.]

The sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes. --Shak.

Synonyms: avow

Antonyms: disavow

See Also: acknowledge, admit

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