from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To declare the provable truth or validity of; affirm: She avouched that she herself was innocent.
- transitive v. To corroborate or confirm; vouch for: Has this report been avouched?
- transitive v. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
- transitive v. To avow; confess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To freely and openly admit.
- v. To confess.
- v. To confirm or verify, to affirm the validity of.
- n. evidence; declaration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority.
- transitive v. To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.
- transitive v. To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to affirm openly.
- transitive v. To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.
- n. Evidence; declaration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To affirm or acknowledge openly; declare or assert with positiveness; proclaim.
- To admit, confess, or avow.
- To maintain, vindicate, or justify; make good; answer for; establish; guarantee; substantiate.
- To appeal to, or cite as proof or warrant: as, to avouch the authorities on any subject.
- To give assurance or guaranty; vouch: as, “I can avouch for her reputation,”
- n. Evidence; testimony; assurance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
Middle English avouchen, to cite as a warrant, from Old French avochier, from Latin advocāre, to summon; see advocate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French avouchier, from Latin advocāre, present active infinitive of advocō. (Wiktionary)