meaning of avouch

avouch meaning in General Dictionary

To interest to mention or claim as expert

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  • Evidence declaration
  • confess freely and bluntly; make no bones about
  • To appeal to; to mention or claim as expert.
  • To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.
  • To declare or assert favorably and also as point in fact; to affirm honestly.
  • To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.
  • proof; declaration.

avouch meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., from center French avochier "call upon as authority," in Old French "phone (to courtroom), recommend, plead (an instance)," from Latin advocare "phone to" as a witness (see recommend). Avouch, that is no longer in accordance use, means guarantee, solemnly aver, prove by assertion, keep up with the truth or existence of, vouch for .... Avow indicates very own publicly to, make no key of, not shrink from admitting, recognize one's duty for .... Vouch is now common just when you look at the term attest to, with taken the spot of avouch in ordinary use, & indicates pledge your term for .... [Fowler] Related: Avouched; avouching.


avouch meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To interest; to cite or claim as expert.

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  • (v. t.) To keep up a just or true; to vouch for.
  • (v. t.) To declare or assert definitely and also as matter of fact; to affirm honestly.
  • (v. t.) To recognize deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.
  • (n.) Evidence; declaration.