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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.

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

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.

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
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"

avouch

verb
To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
References in classic literature ?
He managed his gold-headed cane with an airy grace, peculiar to the fine gentlemen of the period; and, to give the highest possible finish to his equipment, he had lace ruffles at his wrist, of a most ethereal delicacy, sufficiently avouching how idle and aristocratic must be the hands which they half concealed.
Not only, as Kingsford, Ford or Ouida had attempted to convey, were women being subdued by French male-centered powers through gynecological research, but the incorporation of women within the medical sphere as vivisectors represented an interesting twist, in fact, to what Cobbe had so ardently (and quite successfully) been avouching in England: that the participation of more conservative women in the public sphere through their joining forces with antivivisection organizations was an activity which safeguarded women's feminine virtue.
The Parliament of Chryste Avouching and Declaring the Enacted and Receaued Trueth of the Presence of His Both(' and Bloode in the Blessed Sacrament, "and of Other Articles Concerning the Same, Impugned in a Sermon by M.