The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deign \Deign\ (d[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deigned (d[=a]nd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Deigning.] [OE. deinen, deignen, OF.
degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem
worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be
fitting. See Decent, and cf. Dainty, Dignity,
1. To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to
I fear my Julia would not deign my lines. --Shak.
2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to
vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.
Nor would we deign him burial of his men. --Shak.