avouch(redirected from avouching)
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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.]
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]
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]
Past participle: avouched
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