Definitions for: Vouch

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

The vouch of very malice itself. --Shak.

Synonyms: guarantee

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

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