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avouch Syllabification: a·vouch
Pronunciation: /əˈvouCH/

Definition of avouch in English:

verb

[with object] archaic
Affirm or assert.
Example sentences
  • Paulina and her friends being gone, I scarce could avouch that I had really seen them.
  • Ask Wall Street and they would enthusiastically avouch that they are quite up to the task - more than able and willing.
  • We might be disposed to question its authenticity, it if were not avouched by the full evidence.

Origin

Late 15th century: from Old French avochier, from Latin advocare 'summon in defense', from ad- 'to' + vocare 'to call'.

Derivatives

avouchment

1
Pronunciation: /əˈvouCHmənt/
noun
Example sentences
  • No, this was a silent mutiny, a mutiny of the heart, and paradoxically, though it was never intended - but, perhaps, a kind of Karma - an avouchment of support for him.
  • All these forms of avouchment will be more fully explained later in this guide, as they apply to the jurisdictions wherein they are used.
  • Under no circumstances whatever should ‘A’ ever accept an avouchment from ‘B’ as to ‘C,’ unless all three be present together.

Words that rhyme with avouch

couch, crouch, debouch, grouch, ouch, pouch, slouch, vouch

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