vouch for (someone or something)

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vouch for (someone or something)

1. To state one's personal confidence in someone or something as reliable, effective, etc.; to personally guarantee someone or something. I can't believe you fell asleep on the job even after I vouched for you! I drove one of these for 20 years, so I can definitely vouch for its dependability.
2. To act as evidence supporting something. Your long list of published works certainly vouches for your expertise in the field.
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vouch for someone or something

to support or back someone or something; to endorse someone or something. I can vouch for Tom. Irene will vouch for my honesty.
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vouch for

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1. To give personal assurances of something or someone; give a guarantee of something or someone: I can't vouch for that company's reliability because I've never dealt with them.
2. To constitute supporting evidence for something; give substantiation for something: The candidate's strong record vouches for her ability.
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You had go to in parties of three, so you could vouch for one another if anything happened, and you also had to take a pass so they knew where you were if you went AWOL in the East.
People don't usually die while operating a nuclear reactor as George Monbiot pointed out, but countless numbers go prematurely to their graves as a result of them; I can personally vouch for one such case
THE Far Post WAGS (and you thought the England ones were a ghastly bunch) will vouch for one of the most interesting findings of a massive online survey into website usage during the World Cup.
Having followed both candidates closely during the frenzied election campaign, I can vouch for one thing: The degree of passion, emotion and excitement was high and clearly evident in both sets of supporters.
For the main course, I can vouch for one of the thickest, most tender pieces of steak I have tasted for a long time, while my partner Karen's rump of lamb surpassed expectations.
Thomas could vouch for one thing: The so-called followers of Jesus were not up to inciting any revolution.