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Meaning of AVOUCH

Pronunciation:  u'vawch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
 

AVOUCH is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: avow
 
 Antonyms: disavow
 
 See Also: acknowledge, admit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \A*vouch"\, n.
    Evidence; declaration. [Obs.]
    
          The sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes. --Shak.
    
    
 
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