avouch (v.) Old form(s): auouch , auouched , auouches
declare, assert, affirm
H5 V.ii.232[King Henry to Katherine] avouch the thoughts of your heart with the looks of an empress
KL II.iv.232[Regan to Lear, of her view] I dare avouch it
KL V.i.44[disguised Edgar to Albany, of Gonerill's letter] prove / What is avouched there
Mac V.v.47[Macbeth to all, of the Messenger's report] If this which he avouches does appear
MND I.i.106[Lysander to Theseus] Demetrius - I'll avouch it to his head - / Made love to ... Helena
MW II.i.125[Nym to Page, of Falstaff's plan] I avouch 'tis true
R3 I.iii.114[Richard to Queen Elizabeth, of his accusation] I will avouch't in presence of the King
TC II.ii.85[Troilus to all] If you'll avouch 'twas wisdom Paris went ... why do you now / The issue of your proper wisdoms rate
WT IV.iii.22[Autolycus singing] my account I well may give, / And in the stocks avouch it
WT V.ii.62[Third Gentleman to all, of the fate of Antigonus] This avouches the shepherd's son
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