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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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