Pronunciation: (vouch-sāf'), [key]
—v., -safed, -saf•ing.
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.
to condescend; deign.
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