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.
See also: for, vouch
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.
See also: for, vouch
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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In all three examples, the credit score was more of a social score for members in a community, where they are able to vouch for one another.
Indian carpenter Balvir Singh can vouch for one thing now.
"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.