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Meaning of vouchsafe

vouch•safe

Pronunciation: (vouch-sāf'), [key]
— v., -safed, -saf•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension: to vouchsafe a reply to a question.
  2. to allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness: They vouchsafed his return to his own country.
—v.i.
  1. to condescend; deign.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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