condescend definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To descend into amount of one considered inferior; reduced yourself. See Synonyms at stoop1.
    • to cope with men and women in a patronizingly exceptional way.
    • To stoop or descend; to allow a person's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of ranking or dignity; to support one's self to an inferior.
    • To consent.
  • verb:
    • To come down from one's superior place; to deign (to complete one thing).
    • to deal with (somebody) like substandard; become patronizing (toward some body); to talk down (to somebody).
    • To consent, agree.
    • ahead down.
    • behave in a patronizing and condescending fashion
    • treat condescendingly
    • make a move that one views to-be below an individual's self-esteem
    • debase oneself morally, work in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable means
  • others:
    • To descend through the superior place, rank, or dignity proper or often accorded to 1; voluntarily waive service and assume equality with a substandard; be complaisant, yielding, or consenting in transactions with inferiors; deign.
    • To stoop or submit; be topic; yield.
    • To assent; consent.
    • To agree to distribute or furnish; specify; vouchsafe: with upon: as, to condescend upon particulars.
    • Synonyms To stoop, deign, vouchsafe, fold.

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