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3 definitions found
 for condescend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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     Note: 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.
          [1913 Webster] Condescendence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  condescend
      v 1: behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
      2: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
         [syn: condescend, deign, descend]
      3: debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or
         dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's
         mail" [syn: condescend, stoop, lower oneself]
      4: treat condescendingly [syn: patronize, patronise,
         condescend]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "condescend":
     OK, accede to, accept, accord to, agree to, approve, approve of,
     assent, be willing, bridle, connive at, consent,
     consent to silently, deal with, deign, descend, endorse,
     give consent, go along with, grant, have no objection, hold with,
     lower oneself, nod, nod assent, not refuse, okay, patronize,
     permit, ratify, sanction, say aye, say yes, stoop, take kindly to,
     toss the head, treat, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vouchsafe,
     wink at, yield assent
  
  

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