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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We were detained under suspicion by the hospital porter, until Cynthia appeared to vouch for us, looking very cool and sweet in her long white overall.
With traditional allies like Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey reluctant to vouch for us in the face of mounting pressure, dealing with the issue head-on remains the only solution.
Also, we are in partnership with the international corporate institution which can vouch for us in terms of service delivery and which referrals we have never let down.
We actually had a farmer we knew come with us on the first trips to other farms so he could vouch for us. Now we've garnered a good reputation and farmers come to us."
And later it would have proved equally useful when a security guard made us stand shivering in the snow for 20 minutes while our guide Dmitry had to produce his papers and call the Ritz-Carlton management to vouch for us.
Former Birmingham City legend Michael Johnson can vouch for us all on this.
The Companies here could vouch for us and we could exchange experiences.