condescend - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˌkɒndɪˈsend/
present tense
I/you/we/theycondescend
he/she/itcondescends
present participlecondescending
past tensecondescended
past participlecondescended
  1. to behave in a way that shows that you think you are more important or more intelligent than other people
    condescend to:

    Try not to condescend to the children.

    condescend to do something:

    We waited 20 minutes before she finally condescended to appear.