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condescend.

con*de*scend

Pronunciation: \,kan-di-'send\

verb

con*de*scend*ed

con*de*scend*ing

1 : to stoop to the level of someone considered less important <These two great commanders did not condescend to fight in person . . . Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>

2 : to grant favors with a show of being better than others <She only condescended to speak to me because she needed something.>

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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