to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity.
to stoop or deign to do something: He would not condescend to misrepresent the facts.
to put aside one's dignity or superiority voluntarily and assume equality with one regarded as inferior:He condescended to their intellectual level in order to be understood.
- con·des·cend·er, con·des·cend·ent, noun
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How to use condescend in a sentence
Its built-in display also gives it a cartoon-like face that it can use to wink at you after it’s done its chores, which I hope you can turn off because I don’t need a robot condescending to me in my own home.Samsung’s new robots will do the dishes and nag you to get offline | Stan Horaczek | January 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Only after she signed did the officer condescend to explain she could pay the fine by mail – an explanation he could have offered at the outset.
British Dictionary definitions for condescend
to act graciously towards another or others regarded as being on a lower level; behave patronizingly
to do something that one regards as below one's dignity
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