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Definition of "vouchsafe" []

  • To condescend to grant or bestow (a privilege, for example); deign. (verb-transitive)
  • To give or grant or condescend to give or grant (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To agree, promise, or permit, often graciously or condescendingly (verb)
  • To warrant as being safe (verb)
  • To bestow as a favour (upon) (verb)

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Use "vouchsafe" in a sentence
  • "Spirit and word vouchsafe to bl/- ess and sanc/- tify these Thy gifts and creatures of Bread and Wine, that they may be unto us the Body and"
  • "Because you, of all people on all worlds, and I use the term people loosely, and I grip the term worlds tightly, know that I will never vouchsafe or divulge."
  • "It was not sufficient, he thought, for government to protect our rights if it was to vouchsafe our pursuit of happiness."