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(past & past part. avouched; pres. part. avouching)
Admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about.  Synonym: avow.

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"Avouch" Quotes from Famous Books

... according as it was established in the year 1592. And the ministers not testifying against this deed, seems to import a disowning all the reformation attained to betwixt 1638 and 1649 inclusive. At least cowardice in not daring to avouch the same, or their being ashamed to own it, because many famous and faithful acts of assemblies, especially about the year 1648, would have made them lyable to censure, even to the length of silencing and deposition; for their defection and unfaithfulness ...
— The Covenants And The Covenanters - Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation • Various

... the city to witness it with me; one who, less fortunate than the "forest seer," had never "heard the woodcock's evening hymn," notwithstanding his knowledge of birds is a thousand-fold more than mine, as all students of American ornithology would unhesitatingly avouch were I to mention his name. We waited till dark; but though Philohela was there, and sounded his yak two or three times,—just enough to excite our hopes,—yet for some reason he kept to terra firma. Perhaps he was aware of our presence, and disdained ...
— Birds in the Bush • Bradford Torrey

Words linked to "Avouch" :   avow, admit, acknowledge, disavow

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