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 for Avouch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avouch \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.]
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              They avouch many successions of authorities. --Coke.
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     2. To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.
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              We might be disposed to question its authenticity,
              it if were not avouched by the full evidence.
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     3. To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to
        affirm openly.
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              If this which he avouches does appear. --Shak.
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              Such antiquities could have been avouched for the
              Irish.                                --Spenser.
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     4. To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to
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              Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God.
                                                    --Deut. xxvi.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avouch \A*vouch"\, n.
     Evidence; declaration. [Obs.]
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           The sensible and true avouch
           Of mine own eyes.                        --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about [syn: avow,
           avouch] [ant: disavow]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "avouch":
     acknowledge, admit, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue,
     assert, assever, asseverate, assure, attest, aver, avow,
     bear witness, certify, confess, confirm, contend, corroborate,
     countersign, declare, depone, depose, disclose, enunciate, express,
     express the belief, give evidence, guarantee, have, hold, insist,
     issue a manifesto, lay down, maintain, make a promise, manifesto,
     own, pledge, plight, predicate, proclaim, profess, promise,
     pronounce, protest, put, put it, say, set down, speak, speak out,
     speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, testify,
     troth, underwrite, vouch, vow, warrant, witness

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