avouch (v.) Old form(s): auouch
justify, warrant, defend
H5 V.i.69[Gower to Pistol] Will you mock at an ancient tradition ... and dare not avouch in your deeds any of your words?
Mac III.i.119[Macbeth to Murderers, of Banquo] I could / With bare-faced power sweep him from my sight / And bid my will avouch it
MM IV.ii.180[disguised Duke to Provost] if the Duke avouch the justice of your dealing
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