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vouchsafe

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formal + old-fashioned to give (something) to someone as a promise or a privilege
  • He vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples.
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Synonym Discussion of vouchsafe

grant, concede, vouchsafe, accord, award mean to give as a favor or a right. grant implies giving to a claimant or petitioner something that could be withheld.
    • granted them a new hearing
concede implies yielding something reluctantly in response to a rightful or compelling claim.
    • even her critics concede she can be charming
vouchsafe implies granting something as a courtesy or an act of gracious condescension.
    • vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples
accord implies giving to another what is due or proper.
    • accorded all the honors befitting a head of state
award implies giving what is deserved or merited usually after a careful weighing of pertinent factors.
    • awarded the company a huge defense contract


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