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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Verb- To assume an air of superiority (as to one inferior or less fortunate); To stoop or bend to action or speech less formal or dignified than is customary in one's social rank or importance.

Usage examples (23)
  • Verb (used without object) : He would not condescend to misrepresent the facts. ,He condescended to their intellectual level in order to be understood
  • He condescended, that is, to put on record the life of the robber Tilliborus.
  • And John condescended to be pleased at her praise.
  • "I'm getting out," was the only answer he condescended. for more
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