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English verb: condescend

1. condescend (social) behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. condescend (social) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Synonymsdeign, descend

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. condescend (social) debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

SamplesI won't stoop to reading other people's mail.

Synonymslower oneself, stoop

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. condescend (communication) treat condescendingly

Synonymspatronise, patronize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)interact

Narrower (hyponym)stoop to

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