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condescendverb

uk   /ˌkɒn.dɪˈsend/ us   /ˌkɑːn.dəˈsend/ 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?
condescension
noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.dɪˈsen.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːnˈdə.sen.ʃən/
Phrasal verbs
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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 players fairly and never condescends to them.
condescension
noun [U] us   /ˌkɑn·dəˈsen·ʃən/
Some directors treat actors 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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