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Meaning of AVOUCH

Pronunciation:  u'vawch

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
    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
             Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God.
                                                   --Deut. xxvi.
  2. \A*vouch"\, n.
    Evidence; declaration. [Obs.]
          The sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes. --Shak.
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