Meaning of “condescend” in the English Dictionary

"condescend" in British English

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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 verb(s)

(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 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)