from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To condescend to grant or bestow (a privilege, for example); deign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To graciously give, to condescendingly grant a right, benefit, outcome, etc.; to deign to acknowledge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.
- transitive v. To receive or accept in condescension.
- intransitive v. To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To guarantee as safe; secure; assure.
- To permit, grant, or bestow: sometimes with implied condescension: as, not to vouchsafe an answer.
- To receive or accept by way of condescension.
- To permit; grant; condescend; deign; stoop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. grant in a condescending manner
Middle English vouchen sauf, to warrant as safe : vouchen, to warrant; see vouch + sauf, safe; see safe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)