What is another word for vouchsafe?

Pronunciation: [vˈa͡ʊt͡ʃse͡ɪf] (IPA)

Vouchsafe means to grant or give something as a favor or privilege. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used to express the same meaning. Some of them are bestow, provide, confer, permit, allow, sanction, accord, yield, give, and grant. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation but can be used interchangeably with vouchsafe in most contexts. For example, you could say, "The company vouchsafed the employee a promotion for his hard work," or "The boss bestows a raise upon her top-performing employees." Using synonyms for vouchsafe can help to add variety to your writing and make it more engaging.

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What are the hypernyms for Vouchsafe?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Vouchsafe?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for vouchsafe (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for vouchsafe?

Vouchsafe is a term that implies giving or granting something as a favor or a privilege. Antonyms of vouchsafe are deny, withhold, refuse, rebuff, decline, and reject. These words indicate a lack of permission, assistance, or acceptance. The term "deny" conveys the idea of preventing access or opportunity, while "withhold" suggests retaining or holding back something that could be given. The word "refuse" means to decline something offered or requested. "Rebuff" shows a clear negative response to an offer or a request. "Decline" indicates a polite refusal. Finally, "reject" means a strong refusal or dismissal of something offered. All these antonyms signify the opposite of vouchsafe, which is to give, grant or allow.

What are the antonyms for Vouchsafe?

Usage examples for Vouchsafe

And when Howard, the reporter, raised a window, a hundred watchers in the street and Square were ready to vouchsafe the information that the Ghost had been gone quite ten minutes.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
I have been long seeking this opportunity; and if you will vouchsafe me a few minutes now, and hear me, on a subject upon which all my happiness in life depends-" "'When I got that far, she put her work down on her knee, and stared at me with those large, full eyes of hers so steadily-ay, so haughtily, too-that I half wished myself fifty miles away.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Through it all Mrs. Fellowes had remained in the deep sleep which the gods vouchsafe to good women of her age, and the two-Lady Bell and Jack-were, to all intents and purposes, alone.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice

Famous quotes with Vouchsafe

  • It was a false maxim of Domitian that he who would gain the people of Rome must promise all things and perform nothing. For when a man is known to be false in his word, instead of a column, which he might be by keeping it, for others to rest upon, he becomes a reed, which no man will vouchsafe to lean upon. Like a floating island, when we come next day to seek it, it is carried from the place we left it in, and, instead of earth to build upon, we find nothing but inconstant and deceiving waves.
  • After sketching his program for the scientific revolution that he foresaw, Bacon ends his account with a prayer: "Humbly we pray that this mind may be steadfast in us, and that through these our hands, and the hands of others to whom thou shalt give the same spirit, thou wilt vouchsafe to endow the human family with new mercies". That is still a good prayer for all of us as we begin the twenty-first century.
    Freeman Dyson
  • Lo, this great work, a Temple to thy praise, On polisht Pillars of strong Verse I raise! A Temple, where if Thou vouchsafe to dwell, It Solomons, and Herods shall excel. Too long the Muses-Land have Heathen bin; Their Gods too long were Dev'ils, and Vertues Sin; But Thou, Eternal Word, hast call'd forth Me Th' Apostle, to convert that World to Thee;
    Abraham Cowley

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