Vouch

Definition of Vouch

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vouched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vouching.]
1.To call; to summon.
[They] vouch (as I might say) to their aid the authority of the writers.
- Sir T. Elyot.
2.To call upon to witness; to obtest.
Vouch the silent stars and conscious moon.
- Dryden.
3.To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch.
They made him ashamed to vouch the truth of the relation, and afterwards to credit it.
- Atterbury.
4.To back; to support; to confirm; to establish.
Me damp horror chilled
At such bold words vouched with a deed so bold.
- Milton.
5.(Law) To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
He vouches the tenant in tail, who vouches over the common vouchee.
- Blackstone.
v. i.1.To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
He will not believe her until the elector of Hanover shall vouch for the truth of what she has . . . affirmed.
- Swift.
2.To assert; to aver; to declare.
n.1.Warrant; attestation.
The vouch of very malice itself.
- Shak.

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