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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

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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A combination that's less than stellar, which is something I can vouch for.
Claiming he did not know Faeldon well enough, Alejano said, 'I cannot vouch for him.
This life in all its magnificence, Smitten, the beholders innocence, The purest, sinless of all things, Joyful inner inspiration brings, Nothing exists that's seen nor heard I vouch this upon my solemn word, My heart melts as my soul inside, Tears of love, honour to abide, My miracle, my wondrous dawn Holding on to me mine own new born: GEORGE CARRICK, Cramlington.
Emergency Bikers (Five, Thursday, 8pm) * FOR every person who has claimed that the humble motorbike is a death trap in waiting, there is likely to be 10 more who will vouch for that fact that it actually saved their life.
With both Siemens and the current company Serco, I can vouch for all the staff , both ex-council and otherwise , that we DO take pride in our work and always aim to deliver the best possible service at all times.
One of the three alleged bombers insisted his mother could vouch for him, saying he was in bed asleep.
I WAS in Dubai at the same time as West Ham and can vouch that temperatures touching 90 degrees by 10 in the morning and 85 per cent humidity would not have affected their training routine.
Agree to serve as a reference for at least one person whose skills and work ethic you can vouch for.
But I can vouch for my daughter and I believe she is innocent.
I can't vouch for the completeness of the competitions information but I guess every practice interested in going in for competitions would need to look here every week.
Drawings of the stone finds are "highly suggestive" of genuine artifacts, says Howell, though he cannot vouch for their authenticity with absolute certainty.
Pallam Raju to vouch for former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) S.
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