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Vouchsafe, 1) with an inf., == to condescend, to deign: “v. to alight thy steed,” Ven. 13. “v. to afford some present speed,” Lucr. 1305. “wilt thou . . . not once v. to hide my will in thine,” Sonn. 135, 6. “that you v. . . to excuse,” LLL V, 2, 741. “that you have --d . . . my poor house to visit,” Wint. V, 3, 4. “--ing here to visit me,” Ant. V, 2, 160. Err. V, 393. LLL II, 109. V, 2, 165. V, 2, 165 V, 2, 165 V, 2, 165 John II, 416. John II, 416 H5 V, 2, 99. H6A II, 2, 40. III, 1, 27. V, 3, 103. V, 5, 89. H6C III, 3, 55. H6C III, 3, 55 H6C III, 3, 55 R3 I, 2, 75. R3 I, 2, 75 R3 I, 2, 75 H8 II, 3, 71. Ant. I, 4, 8 (F1 v., later Ff did v.).
2) to grant in condescension; a) with a subordinate clause: “v. my prayer may know,” Tp. I, 2, 422. “v. to those that have not read the story, that I may prompt them,” H5 V Chor. H5 V Chor. “if Brutus will v. that Antony may safely come to him,” Caes. III, 1, 130.
b) with an accus.: “v. a word,” Meas. III, 1, 152. “do but v. one change,” LLL V, 2, 209. “v. some motion to it,” LLL V, 2, 209 “our ears v. it,” LLL V, 2, 209 LLL V, 2, 209 “to your own most pregnant and --d ear,” Tw. III, 1, 100. Tw. III, 1, 100 “the French amazed v. a parle,” John II, 226. “that you v. your rest here in our court,” Hml. II, 2, 13. “if your lordship would v. the answer,” V, 2, 176. “she --s no notice,” Cymb. II, 3, 45.
With accus. and dative: “v. me but this loving thought,” Sonn. 32, 9. “v. me your picture,” Gent. IV, 2, 121. “v. me one fair look,” V, 4, 23. “that she v. me audience,” LLL V, 2, 313. “if you v. me hearing and respect,” H4A IV, 3, 31. “will you v. me a few disputations with you,” H5 III, 2, 101. “to v. one glance unto the ground,” H6B I, 2, 16. “will you v. me a word,” Troil. III, 1, 64. Tim. I, 2, 183. Hml. III, 2, 307. “that you'll v. me raiment,” Lr. II, 4, 158. Improperly used by Mrs Quickly: Wiv. II, 2, 42. Wiv. II, 2, 42
With accus. and inf., == to allow: “v. me speak a word,” Err. V, 282. The inf. understood, though not expressed: “I'll bring you thither, if you'll v. me,” Ado III, 2, 4. cf. LLL V, 2, 888.
3) to receive or accept in condescension: “our prayers come in, if thou v. them,” John III, 1, 294. “if your back cannot v. this burthen,” H8 II, 3, 43. “v. my labour,” Tim. I, 1, 152. “v. good morrow from a feeble tongue,” Caes. II, 1, 313.
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