verb (used without object)
- to yield.
- to assent.
- condensed milk,
- condensed-matter physics,
- condensing osteitis,
Origin of condescend
Examples from the Web for condescend
Would not, mind you; she did not condescend to claim she could not.Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
Yes, sir; if you disbelieve my word of honor, I will condescend to show you my invitation.
I wonder how a chap like Bracebridge can patronise him, or how a big fellow like Lemon can condescend to speak to him.Ernest Bracebridge|William H. G. Kingston
But this man writes out his opinion coolly, simply, with that fine hauteur that will not condescend to know of opposition.The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance|Paul Elmer More
As you are so much in London, I think you might give me a few hours of your time when you condescend to stay at the castle.The Pagan's Cup|Fergus Hume
Word Origin for condescend
mid-14c., "to yield deferentially," from Old French condescendere (14c.) "to agree, consent, give in, yield," from Late Latin condescendere "to let oneself down," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + descendere "descend" (see descend). Sense of "to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiors" is from mid-15c.