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

v.
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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Claiming he did not know Faeldon well enough, Alejano said, 'I cannot vouch for him.
Now she is offering to physically vouch for him in the courtroom.
Mr Al Ghanem returned the following day, accompanied by three supporters who pledged they would vouch for him.
And a member of his darts team said: "There were 30 players in the pub who could vouch for him.
One of the three alleged bombers insisted his mother could vouch for him, saying he was in bed asleep.
If professors think he is someone they can work with, they can vouch for him, which could give him a better chance of getting aid.