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.

 

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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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