Condescend

Con`de*scend"

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Condescended; p. pr. & vb. n. Condescending.] [F. condescendre, LL. condescendere, fr. L. con- + descendere. See Descend.] 1. To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior. "Condescend to men of low estate." Rom. xii. 16.
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Can they think me so broken, so debased
With corporal servitude, that my mind ever
Will condescend to such absurd commands?
Milton.
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Spain's mighty monarch,
In gracious clemency, does condescend,
On these conditions, to become your friend.
Dryden.
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Often used ironically, implying an assumption of superiority.
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Those who thought they were honoring me by condescending to address a few words to me.
F. W. Robinson.
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2. To consent. [Obs.]
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All parties willingly condescended heruento.
R. Carew.

Syn. -- To yield; stoop; descend; deign; vouchsafe.
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{

Con`de*scend"ence

(?),

Con`de*scend"en*cy

(?) }, n. [Cf. F. condescendance.] Condescension. [Obs.]
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