Definition of vouchsafe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vouchsafe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vouchsafe
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪf//
 
he / she / it vouchsafes
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪfs//
 
past simple vouchsafed
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪft//
 
past participle vouchsafed
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪft//
 
-ing form vouchsafing
BrE BrE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaʊtʃˈseɪfɪŋ//
 
 
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vouchsafe something (to somebody) | vouchsafe somebody something | vouchsafe that… | + speech (old-fashioned or formal) to give, offer or tell something to somebody, especially in order to give them a special advantage He vouchsafed to me certain family secrets. Word Origin Middle English: originally as the phrase vouch something safe on someone, i.e. ‘warrant the secure conferment of (something on someone)’.
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