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avouch


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avouch  \A*vouch"\,  n. 
  Evidence;  declaration.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  sensible  and  true  avouch  Of  mine  own  eyes.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avouch  \A*vouch"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Avouched}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Avouching}.]  [OF.  avochier  LL  advocare  to  recognize 
  the  existence  of  a  thing  to  advocate,  fr  L.  advocare  to 
  call  to  ad  +  vocare  to  call  Cf  {Avow}  to  declare, 
  {Advocate},  and  see  {Vouch},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  appeal  to  to  cite  or  claim  as  authority.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  avouch  many  successions  of  authorities.  --Coke. 
 
  2.  To  maintain  a  just  or  true;  to  vouch  for 
 
  We  might  be  disposed  to  question  its  authenticity, 
  it  if  were  not  avouched  by  the  full  evidence. 
  --Milman. 
 
  3.  To  declare  or  assert  positively  and  as  matter  of  fact  to 
  affirm  openly. 
 
  If  this  which  he  avouches  does  appear.  --Shak. 
 
  Such  antiquities  could  have  been  avouched  for  the 
  Irish.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  acknowledge  deliberately;  to  admit  to  confess;  to 
  sanction. 
 
  Thou  hast  avouched  the  Lord  this  day  to  be  thy  God. 
  --Deut.  xxvi. 
  17. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avouch 
  v  :  admit  openly  and  bluntly;  make  no  bones  about  [syn:  {avow}] 
  [ant:  {disavow}] 




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