Condescend

Definition of Condescend

Con`de`scend´
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Condescended; p. pr. & vb. n. Condescending.]
Can they think me so broken, so debased
With corporal servitude, that my mind ever
Will condescend to such absurd commands?
- Milton.
Spain's mighty monarch,
In gracious clemency, does condescend,
On these conditions, to become your friend.
- Dryden.
Those who thought they were honoring me by condescending to address a few words to me.
- F. W. Robinson.
2.To consent.

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