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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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow. [1913 Webster] If ye vouchsafe that it be so. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two? --Shak. [1913 Webster] It is not said by the apostle that God vouchsafed to the heathens the means of salvation. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To receive or accept in condescension. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]