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avouch

a·vouch

avouch

pronunciation:
vaUch
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: avouched, avouches, avouching
definition 1: to affirm or state strongly; acknowledge.
He avouched that his wife knew nothing of the crimes he'd committed.
synonyms:
affirm, aver, declare, maintain
similar words:
acknowledge, allege, assert, avow, predicate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, say, state
definition 2: to acknowledge.
similar words:
acknowledge, guarantee, vouch for
definition 3: to confess; avow.
synonyms:
avow, confess, profess
similar words:
acknowledge, admit, concede, own, proclaim, swear
derivations: avoucher (n.), avouchment (n.)