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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Claiming he did not know Faeldon well enough, Alejano said, 'I cannot vouch for him. He should answer what he has to answer but I cannot conclude whether he is at fault or not.'
Mr Al Ghanem returned the following day, accompanied by three supporters who pledged they would vouch for him.
Gittus said: "I know my car was parked outside the pub." 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.
``I cannot vouch for him. I don't think anyone can.
According to The Washington Post, the candidate has assembled a corps of prominent religious and social conservatives to vouch for him, some of them recruited by Ralph Reed, the former Christian Coalition executive director who now runs a political consulting firm in Atlanta.
RAP genius Kano's image as a street-smart grime star took a bit of a bashing when a baby-faced member of his crew had to get his mate's mum to vouch for him at a club.