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CONDESCEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does condescend mean? 

CONDESCEND (verb)
  The verb CONDESCEND has 4 senses:

1. behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
2. do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
3. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
4. treat condescendingly

  Familiarity information: CONDESCEND used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONDESCEND (verb)


Sense 1condescend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "condescend" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 2condescend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

deign; condescend; descend

Hypernyms (to "condescend" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 3condescend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

lower oneself; stoop; condescend

Context example:

I won't stoop to reading other people's mail

Hypernyms (to "condescend" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4condescend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat condescendingly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

patronise; patronize; condescend

Hypernyms (to "condescend" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "condescend"):

stoop to (make concessions to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


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