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Pronunciation: /vaʊtʃ

Definition of vouch in English:


[no object] (vouch for)
1Assert or confirm as a result of one’s own experience the truth or accuracy of (something): the explosive used is of my own formulation, and I can vouch for its efficiency
More example sentences
  • I haven't read any of the Frank Miller comics it's based on, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the big screen version or the appropriateness of the casting, but that preview makes it look like serious fun.
  • And while I can't vouch for its accuracy, the film does a compelling job of portraying Hitler in his dying days in three full dimensions.
  • I cannot of course vouch for the accuracy of his information.
attest to, confirm, affirm, verify, swear to, testify to, bear witness to, bear out, back up, support, corroborate, substantiate, prove, uphold, show the truth of, give substance to, give credence to, second, endorse, certify, warrant, validate, give assurance of;
answer for, be responsible for, be liable for, go/stand bail for
1.1Confirm the identity or good character of (someone): he was refused entrance until someone could vouch for him
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  • In the early church, adult baptismal candidates had sponsors - Christians who vouched for their good character and accompanied them through the long process of becoming part of the Christian community.
  • Identify some people who can vouch for your character and your work abilities.
  • He had vouched for her good character, on Pentagon headed paper, during her immigration application from Vietnam.


Middle English (as a legal term in the sense 'summon a person to court to prove title to property'): from Old French voucher 'summon', based on Latin vocare 'to call'.

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