See more synonyms on m verb (used with object vouchsafed, vouchsafing.
Vouchsafe vouchsafe transitive verb vouchsafed, vouchsafing, vouchsafes, archaic, to condescend to grant or bestow (something On my knees I beg / That you'll vouchsafe me raiment, bed, and food shakespeare to condescend (to do something deign: He called for some tea; upon which occasion.
Shakespeare fans are well acquainted with "vouchsafe." The word, which was borrowed with its present meaning from Anglo-French in the 14th century, pops up fairly frequently in the Bard's work-60 times, to be exact.
An example of vouchsafe is letting a friend cadeau de st valentin pour lui borrow your new car.C.1300, vouchen safe "to vouch as safe" (see vouch and safe ).English to tell or give something to someone: He vouchsafed the information that the meeting had been postponed.Thackeray I am not at leisure yet; when I have nothing to do, perhaps I may vouchsafe.Definitions verb, vouchsafe is defined as to give or grant something as a favor.From the Hansard archive A far more important one is to vouchsafe the decision actually to the people themselves.Synonyms Sentences Sentence examples Sentence Examples Royal memory on the subject by petitioning the king on the 19th of December 1 534 " that His Majesty would vouchsafe to decree, that the Scriptures should be translated into the vulgar tongue.
From the, hansard archive, with respect, none of that information have we had, nor have my personal researches been able to vouchsafe to me any full information upon this matter.
To give or grant or condescend to give or grant: she vouchsafed no reply, he vouchsafed me no encouragement.
To allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness.Click on the icon to tell us what you think.Browning's England, helen Archibald Clarke.The Two Gentlemen of Verona.The Long Roll Mary Johnston But Sally did not vouchsafe any reply at all, to the question.Historical Examples, the priest thanked God for the respite He had been pleased to vouchsafe to him.To warrant as being safe.Thesaurus: synonyms and related words, help us add to the Cambridge Dictionary!