condescend

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnd/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌkɑːndɪˈsɛnd/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
condescend

Third-person singular
condescends

Past tense
condescended

Past participle
condescended

Present participle
condescending

(intransitive)

  1. To condescend is to come down from a better place.
  2. To condescend is to treat someone like they are lesser than themselves; to talk down to them.
  3. (old, no longer used) To condescend is to agree or consent.
  4. (old, no longer used) To condescend is to come down.

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