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a·vouch

 (ə-vouch′)
tr.v. a·vouched, a·vouch·ing, a·vouch·es
1. To declare the provable truth or validity of; affirm: She avouched that she herself was innocent.
2. To corroborate or confirm; vouch for: Has this report been avouched?
3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
4. To avow; confess.

[Middle English avouchen, to cite as a warrant, from Old French avochier, from Latin advocāre, to summon; see advocate.]

a·vouch′ment n.
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avouch

(əˈvaʊtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to vouch for; guarantee
2. to acknowledge
3. to assert
[C16: from Old French avochier to summon, call on, from Latin advocāre; see advocate]
aˈvouchment n
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a•vouch

(əˈvaʊtʃ)

v.t.
1. to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of; declare or assert with positiveness.
2. to assume responsibility for; vouch for; guarantee.
3. to admit; confess.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French avouchier < Latin advocāre; see advocate]
a•vouch′ment, n.
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avouch


Past participle: avouched
Gerund: avouching

Imperative
avouch
avouch
Present
I avouch
you avouch
he/she/it avouches
we avouch
you avouch
they avouch
Preterite
I avouched
you avouched
he/she/it avouched
we avouched
you avouched
they avouched
Present Continuous
I am avouching
you are avouching
he/she/it is avouching
we are avouching
you are avouching
they are avouching
Present Perfect
I have avouched
you have avouched
he/she/it has avouched
we have avouched
you have avouched
they have avouched
Past Continuous
I was avouching
you were avouching
he/she/it was avouching
we were avouching
you were avouching
they were avouching
Past Perfect
I had avouched
you had avouched
he/she/it had avouched
we had avouched
you had avouched
they had avouched
Future
I will avouch
you will avouch
he/she/it will avouch
we will avouch
you will avouch
they will avouch
Future Perfect
I will have avouched
you will have avouched
he/she/it will have avouched
we will have avouched
you will have avouched
they will have avouched
Future Continuous
I will be avouching
you will be avouching
he/she/it will be avouching
we will be avouching
you will be avouching
they will be avouching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been avouching
you have been avouching
he/she/it has been avouching
we have been avouching
you have been avouching
they have been avouching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been avouching
you will have been avouching
he/she/it will have been avouching
we will have been avouching
you will have been avouching
they will have been avouching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been avouching
you had been avouching
he/she/it had been avouching
we had been avouching
you had been avouching
they had been avouching
Conditional
I would avouch
you would avouch
he/she/it would avouch
we would avouch
you would avouch
they would avouch
Past Conditional
I would have avouched
you would have avouched
he/she/it would have avouched
we would have avouched
you would have avouched
they would have avouched
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.avouch - admit openly and bluntlyavouch - admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
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avouch

verb
To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
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