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"condescend" in British English

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condescendverb

uk   /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 ​yoursocialposition: I ​wonder if Michael will condescend to ​visit us?
condescension
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈsen.ʃən/
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of condescend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"condescend" in American English

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condescendverb [I]

 us   /ˌkɑn·dəˈsend/
to ​behave in a way which ​shows that you ​consider yourself to be ​better or more ​intelligent than other ​people: He ​treats his ​playersfairly and never condescends to them.
condescension
noun [U]  us   /ˌkɑn·dəˈsen·ʃən/
Some ​directorstreatactors with condescension.
(Definition of condescend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “condescend”
in Spanish condescender, dignarse…
in Vietnamese hạ cố…
in Malaysian bersetuju…
in Thai ลดตัวลงมา…
in French condescendre (à)…
in German sich herablassen…
in Indonesian berkenan, menyetujui…
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