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Meaning of VOUCHSAFE

Pronunciation:  vaûtsh'seyf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  promise or agree condescendingly, as a special favor
  2. [v]  grant in a condescending manner
 

VOUCHSAFE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: allow, grant, promise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vouch*safe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vouchsafed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Vouchsafing}.] [Vouch + safe, that is, to vouch
    or answer for safety.]
    1. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.
    
             If ye vouchsafe that it be so.        --Chaucer.
    
             Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?
                                                   --Shak.
    
             It is not said by the apostle that God vouchsafed to
             the heathens the means of salvation.  --South.
    
    2. To receive or accept in condescension. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Vouch*safe"\, v. i.
    To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.
    --Chaucer.
    
          Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
                                                   --Bk. of Com.
                                                   Prayer.
    
          Vouchsafe, illustrious Ormond, to behold What power the
          charms of beauty had of old.             --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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