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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vouchsafeverb

    grant in a condescending manner


  1. vouchsafeverb

    To graciously give, to condescendingly grant a right, benefit, outcome, etc.; to deign to acknowledge.


  1. vouchsafe

    Vouchsafe is a verb that means to grant or give something to someone in a gracious or condescending manner. It can also mean to reveal or disclose something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vouchsafeverb

    to condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow

  2. Vouchsafeverb

    to receive or accept in condescension

  3. Vouchsafeverb

    to condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop

  4. Etymology: [Vouch + safe, that is, to vouch or answer for safety.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vouchsafe

    vowch-sāf, v.t. to vouch or warrant safe: to sanction or allow without danger: to condescend to grant.—v.i. to condescend.—n. Vouchsafe′ment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vouchsafe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vouchsafe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vouchsafe in a Sentence

  1. Feltham:

    It was a false maxim of Domitian that he who would gain the people of Rome must promise all things and perform nothing. For when a man is known to be false in his word, instead of a column, which he might be by keeping it, for others to rest upon, he becomes a reed, which no man will vouchsafe to lean upon. Like a floating island, when we come next day to seek it, it is carried from the place we left it in, and, instead of earth to build upon, we find nothing but inconstant and deceiving waves.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    A ignominy
    B sheath
    C abandon
    D conveyance

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