avouch

[ uh-vouch ]SEE DEFINITION OF avouch

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVOUCH

But it is not so, as every well-constituted mind will avouch.

You will think you have made no offence, if the Duke avouch the justice of your dealing?

Who would not avouch the honesty of John L. Stephens after reading his travels?

How many young women in Boston can avouch for the truth of this statement?

"There can be no better rede, and we will all avouch it," said the citizens.

The first words he uttered were, "Bear me where ye will, I will avouch the deed!"

"Before God and man, I will avouch the deed," answered Endicott.

Love is not blind in this case, Alice dear, I avouch it; but it has the gift of prevision also.

I am well trained in navigation, as Sir Richard Grenville can avouch.

It had not been wrought had I been present; but here are those who can avouch it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French avochier "call upon as authority," in Old French "call (to court), advocate, plead (a case)," from Latin advocare "call to" as a witness (see advocate).

Related: Avouched; avouching.

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