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English definition of “condescend to sb”

condescend to sb

phrasal verb with condescend     /ˌkɒn.dɪˈsend/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ verb usually humorous
to treat someone as if you are more important or more intelligent than them: He explains things without condescending to his audience.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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