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Verb (transitive)


Verb vouchsafe has 1 sense


vouchsafev. t. [Vouch + safe, that is, to vouch or answer for safety.].
  •  To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.  [1913 Webster]
    "If ye vouchsafe that it be so."  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?"  [1913 Webster]
    "It is not said by the apostle that God vouchsafed to the heathens the means of salvation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To receive or accept in condescension.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
vouchsafev. i. 
     To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin."  [1913 Webster]
    "Vouchsafe, illustrious Ormond, to behold
    What power the charms of beauty had of old.
    "  [1913 Webster]


vouchsafe, v.tr. formal 1 condescend to give or grant (vouchsafed me no answer).
2 (foll. by to + infin.) condescend.

ME f. VOUCH in sense 'warrant' + SAFE



OK, accord, administer, admit, afford, allot, allow, award, bestow, bestow on, communicate, condescend, confer, consent, deal, deal out, deign, descend, dish out, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, extend, fork out, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give leave, give out, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the word, give up, grant, hand out, heap, help to, impart, issue, lavish, leave, let, let have, lower oneself, make possible, mete, mete out, offer, okay, permit, pour, present, proffer, rain, release, render, say the word, serve, shell out, shower, slip, snow, stoop, suffer, supply, tender, yield




VB permit, give permission, give power, let, allow, admit, suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize, concede, accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, gratify, indulge, stretch a point, wink at, connive at, shut one's eyes to, grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant, sanction, intrust, give carte blanche, give the reins to, give scope to, leave alone, leave it to one, leave the door open, open the door to, open the flood gates, give a loose to, let off, absolve, release, exonerate, dispense with, ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.


VB consent, assent, yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield, come round, come over, give into, acknowledge, agnize, give consent, comply with, acquiesce, agree to, fall in with, accede, accept, embrace an offer, close with, take at one's word, have no objection, satisfy, meet one's wishes, settle, come to terms, not refuse, turn a willing ear, jump at, deign, vouchsafe, promise.


N request, requisition, claim, petition, suit, prayer, begging letter, round robin, motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe, imprecation, rogation, proposal, proposition, orison, incantation, mendicancy, asking, begging, postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation, requesting, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, postulant, obsecratory, importunate, clamorous, urgent, cap in hand, on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones, prithee, do, please, pray, be so good as, be good enough, have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please, Int, for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!, Dieu vous garde, dirigenos Domine, would you be so kind as to.


VB be humble, deign, vouchsafe, condescend, humble oneself, demean oneself, stoop, stoop to conquer, carry coals, submit, submit with a good grace, yield the palm, lower one's tone, lower one's note, sing small, draw in one's horns, sober down, hide one's face, hide one's diminished head, not dare to show one's face, take shame to oneself, not have a word to say for oneself, feel shame, be conscious of shame, feel disgrace, be conscious of disgrace, drink the cup of humiliation to the dregs, blush for, blush up to the eves, redden, change color, color up, hang one's head, look foolish, feel small, render humble, humble, humiliate, let down, set down, take down, tread down, frown down, snub, abash, abase, make one sing small, strike dumb, teach one his distance, put down, take down a peg, take down a peg lower, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, stare out of countenance, put out of countenance, put to the blush, confuse, ashame, mortify, disgrace, crush, send away with a flea in one's ear, get a setdown.

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