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Vouch, vb. 1) to bear witness, to give testimony: “v. with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not,” Oth. I, 3, 262.
2) to warrant, to be surety for: “most fain would steal what law does v. mine own,” All's II, 5, 87. “will his vouchers v. him no more of his purchases,” Hml. V, 1, 117.
3) to answer for, to make good (cf. avouch): “we here receive it a certainty, --ed from our cousin Austria,” All's I, 2, 5. “where I will v. the truth of it,” Cor. V, 6, 5. “what villain was it spake that word? He that would v. it in any place but here,” Tit. I, 360.
4) to maintain, to assert: “almost beyond credit, as many --ed rarities are,” Tp. II, 1, 60. “a man that never yet did, as he --es, misreport your grace,” Meas. V, 148. “what can you v. against him?” Meas. V, 148 which, to the spire and top of praises --ed, would seem but modest, Cor. 1, 9, 1, 9 “which, I dare v., is more than that he hath,” III, 1, 300. “the feast is sold that is not often --ed, while 'tis a-making, 'tis given with welcome,” Mcb. III, 4, 34. “I therefore v. again that with some mixtures . . . he wrought upon her,” Oth. I, 3, 103. Oth. I, 3, 103 “this gentleman --ing . . . his to be more fair,” Cymb. I, 4, 63 (cf. Disvouch).
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