vouchsafing


vouchsafing
vouch'safe || 'vaʊtʃ'seɪf v. condescend to giving or granting something (as a wish); agree or commit to something

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  • Vouchsafed — Vouchsafe Vouch*safe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vouchsafed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vouchsafing}.] [Vouch + safe, that is, to vouch or answer for safety.] [1913 Webster] 1. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow. [1913 Webster] If ye vouchsafe that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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