Definition of Condescend

1. Verb. Behave in a patronizing and condescending manner.

Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Condescension



2. Verb. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.
Exact synonyms: Deign, Descend
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

3. Verb. Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way. "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"
Exact synonyms: Lower Oneself, Stoop
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

4. Verb. Treat condescendingly.
Exact synonyms: Patronise, Patronize
Specialized synonyms: Stoop To
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Condescension

Definition of Condescend

1. v. i. To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior.

Definition of Condescend

1. Verb. (intransitive) To come down from one's superior position; to deign (to do something). ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To treat (someone) as though inferior; to be patronizing (toward someone); to talk down (to someone). ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To consent, agree. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To come down. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Condescend

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Condescend

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1850)
"... always fresh, and ready to "begin wise effect, she made him so speedily and willingly condescend. And 'tis a continual as at first, ..."

2. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"It will do me much good if you and friends like you (alas ! vel duo vel nemo) will condescend to ..."

3. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"... and young men, who condescend to spoil their good looks by dyeing their handsome blond beards with the fashionable mixture which inevitably produces a ..."

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