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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Summary: New Delhi [India], May 10 (ANI): Fellow cricketers have come forward in support of cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, vouching for his integrity and claiming that he can never talk ill about any woman.
'I'm vouching for the integrity and competence of Otso Diretso candidates and I have no doubt that with their remarkable track record and competence, they will be our strong voices and our reliable defenders in the Senate,' she said.
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Panelo said that Duterte vouching for candidates from different slates "only means he has a deep bench of senatorial hopefuls so regardless of who among them wins, it would be okay with him.
Vouching for the integrity of his men, Castillo said he has not received any reports that any of his men are into illegal drugs.
The federal religious minister has assured that he would not be vouching for the ordinary/ general public, but rather Parliamentarians.
And Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern - a Drogheda native - submitted a letter to the court vouching for the club.
The CROs functioned as independent entities, performing clinical trials for their pharma clients and vouching for the quality of the data submitted to regulatory agencies for marketing approval (and sometimes, rejection).
One would think that the probability of possible fraud relating to powers of attorney would be greatly diminished when there is an attorney involved in the closing who is willing to put his/her professional license on the line by vouching for the power.
"Many co-signers think they are simply vouching for the borrower's integrity.
Impressed by Turner's ambition, Anderson connects him with a lawyer and helps him land a union job with good wages and benefits by vouching for him to a union steward at a local hospital.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that this party is astonished to find Raju, a former Minister of State for Defence, defending and vouching for the former air chief.
And Kylie had to eventually wait an hour until someone came vouching for her.