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English definition of “condescend”

condescend

verb     /ˌkɒn.dɪˈsend/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ usually humorous
condescend to do sth If you condescend to do something, you agree to do something that you do not consider to be good enough for your social position : I wonder if Michael will condescend to visit us?Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval condescension     /-ˈsen.ʃən/ noun [U] Saddening, shocking and upsetting
(Definition of condescend verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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