HyperDic: condescend

English > 4 senses of the word condescend:
VERBsocialcondescendbehave in a patronizing and condescending manner
socialcondescend, deign, descenddo something that one considers to be below one's dignity
socialcondescend, stoop, lower oneselfdebase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
communicationcondescend, patronize, patronisetreat condescendingly
condescend > pronunciation
Soundskaa.ndihseh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > condescend: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBehave in a patronizing and condescending manner.
PatternSomebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcondescender
Nounscondescensionaffability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank
English > condescend: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningDo something that one considers to be below one's dignity.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsdeign, descend
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishdignarse
English > condescend: 4 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningdebase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsstoop, lower oneself
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcondescender
English > condescend: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningtreat condescendingly.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymspatronize, patronise
Narrowerstoop tomake concessions to
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishcondescender
Nounscondescensiona communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

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