vouchsafe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vouchsafe \Vouch*safe"\, v. i.
   To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.
   --Chaucer.
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         Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
                                                  --Bk. of Com.
                                                  Prayer.
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         Vouchsafe, illustrious Ormond, to behold
         What power the charms of beauty had of old. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vouchsafe \Vouch*safe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vouchsafed; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Vouchsafing.] [Vouch + safe, that is, to vouch
   or answer for safety.]
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   1. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.
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            If ye vouchsafe that it be so.        --Chaucer.
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            Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?
                                                  --Shak.
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            It is not said by the apostle that God vouchsafed to
            the heathens the means of salvation.  --South.
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   2. To receive or accept in condescension. [Obs.] --Shak.
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