verb (used without object)
- to yield.
- to assent.
Origin of condescend
Related Words for condescendvouchsafe, accord, submit, acquiesce, grant, oblige, yield, accommodate, favor, concede, descend, deign, agree, comply, bend, unbend
Examples from the Web for condescend
Historical Examples of condescend
But can you, my dear Miss Howe, condescend to carry on a private correspondence with me?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Would you please to condescend to take a cup of tea with us, sir?
Will you condescend to inform me how you know it, Tom, if you will not inform Annabel?
But by what process a "vital unit" can be evolved, he does not condescend to tell us.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
We cannot, therefore, condescend to imitate him in the way you speak of.
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.