vouch for


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vouch for

verb
1. guarantee, back, certify, answer for, swear to, stick up for (informal), stand witness, give assurance of, asseverate, go bail for Kim's mother agreed to vouch for Maria and get her a job.
2. confirm, support, affirm, attest to, assert, uphold I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the story.
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Nevertheless, if a wise man of the reformed taste wants a modern picture, there are places for him to go to now where he may be sure of getting it genuine; where, if the artist is not alive to vouch for his work, the facts at any rate have not had time to die which vouch for the dealer who sells it.
Oh, you need not avow this religious indifference, my Lord; your debaucheries and crimes would vouch for it.
There was nothing to vouch for her soundness and the worth of her character, but the reputation of the building-yard whence she was launched headlong into the world of waters.
Ensign Northerton declared he would not drink her health in the same round with his own toast, unless somebody would vouch for her.
I came upon him in the pits of Aaanthor; but though I have known him so short a time, I can vouch for his bravery and loyalty.
We were detained under suspicion by the hospital porter, until Cynthia appeared to vouch for us, looking very cool and sweet in her long white overall.
The country-girl, willing to give her utmost assistance, proposed to make an Indian cake, after her mother's peculiar method, of easy manufacture, and which she could vouch for as possessing a richness, and, if rightly prepared, a delicacy, unequalled by any other mode of breakfast-cake.
Well, fetch me your portfolio, if you can vouch for its contents being original; but don't pass your word unless you are certain: I can recognise patchwork.
I had no power to utter a cry, nor, I think, did he give me time to utter one, as he immediately approached me, and taking me in his arms (for, overwhelmed as I was, I was powerless, I say, to help myself), he began to make such professions to me that I know not how falsehood could have had the power of dressing them up to seem so like truth; and the traitor contrived that his tears should vouch for his words, and his sighs for his sincerity.
Rob in the Hood--for such the lady called you," said he, "I can vouch for your tale.
She is the Comtesse de Vandieres, and they say she is mad; but as she has only been here two months I will not vouch for the truth of these hearsays.
They DO say, but I will not vouch for its truth, that Mr.