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.
See also: for, vouch
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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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The Senate leader, a former vice mayor of the city himself, also attended the event and vouched for the track record of the Belmontes and the Sottos in public service in Quezon City.
Once vouched for, that person cannot vouch for another.
But then emerged one of the 10 people who had vouched for him did not belong to his area and he had to go off to find someone else.
Another interpreter involved in the case, Karim Mawiya Cader Mohammed, appeared in court yesterday with his employer who vouched for his integrity.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts, or Miriam herself, can contact Kings Heath police station on 0845 113 5000 so that her welfare can be vouched for.
"It's been a gradual process, and defining it all, is that with corporate encouragement, over the first two years of the channel's existence, I have made myself effectively the American face of the channel and vouched for its credibility and value.
During Wright's recent trial, witnesses called by his attorney testified about the extensive criminal activity in the neighborhood and vouched for the homeowner's reputation as a "hard-working, middleclass American." On the other hand, as assistant district attorney Eugene Felton Jr.
Sir Tim and other stars including Simon Bates and Jenny Powell all vouched for King before he was jailed for seven years for carrying out sex offences against schoolboys.
Gore did not claim to have invented the Internet but, rather, to have initiated government support for it while a senator--as vouched for by all of the VIPs of Internet development.
A business associate vouched for Marston's offbeat arrangement, remembering him as "the most remarkable host, with a lovely bunch of kids from different wives...all living together like one big family--everybody very happy and all good, decent people."
Two Wheels rider training kindly put our novice through the course, and he vouched for their expertise by ripping up his L-plates at the first attempt.
Fontaine's reconstructions show that merchant pedlars were the essential link between manufacturers of goods, with whom they cultivated long-term relationships, and the small shopkeepers and pedlars (usually from their home villages) they employed, extended credit to, and vouched for, who actually sold the goods to consumers.
Francis Parkman wrote a preface for the book and vouched for the truth of the main incidents.
The senator vouched for the integrity and competence of the candidates as she said they would be 'reliable defenders' in the higher chamber of Congress.
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