AskDefine | Define avouch

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

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  1. To freely and openly admit.
  2. To confess.
  3. To confirm or verify, to affirm the validity of.


  1. "Before my God, I might not this believe
    Without the sensible and true avouch
    Of mine own eyes.'' - Horatio, in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare (act 1 scene 1 l 55-57)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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