Vouchsafe

Definition of Vouchsafe

Vouch`safe´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vouchsafed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vouchsafing.]
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.
v. i.1.To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.
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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