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con·de·scend / ˌkändəˈsend/ • v. [intr.] show feelings of superiority; patronize: take care not to condescend to your reader. ∎  do something in a haughty way, as though it is below one's dignity or level of importance: we'll be waiting for twenty minutes before she condescends to appear. DERIVATIVES: con·de·scend·ence / -ˈsendəns/ n. ( rare ). con·de·scen·sion / -ˈsenchən/ n.

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condescend

condescend †settle down to XIV; bend down to, be complaisant, agree XV. — (O)F. condescendre — ecclL. condēscendere stoop (fig.), in medL. accede, agree to, f. CON- + dēscendere DESCEND.
So condescension XVII. — ecclL.

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condescend

condescendcommand, demand, remand •reprimand • countermand •amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende, commend, comprehend, condescend, contend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, upend, vend, weekend, wend •U-bend • dividend • bookend •ill-omened • bin-end • stipend •penfriend • boyfriend • girlfriend •godsend • parascend • repetend •ingrained, self-contained, self-restrained, self-sustained, unascertained, unconstrained, undertrained, undrained, unexplained, unfeigned, unrestrained, unstained, unstrained, unsustained, untrained •crackbrained • harebrained •featherbrained • tearstained •fiend, unscreened, unweaned

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