Condescend Synonyms and Antonyms

kŏn'dĭ-sĕnd'

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Synonyms for Condescend

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To graciously give, to condescendingly grant a right, benefit, outcome, etc.; to deign to acknowledge.
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To treat in a condescending or supercilious manner.
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To do something that one regards as beneath one's social rank or dignity; lower oneself.
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To make a patron
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debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
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Deign is defined as to lower one's self to do or say something, and to do so with a high sense of one's own superiority.
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To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale:
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To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means.
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Or (intransitive) To enter or put forward for approval, consideration, marking etc.
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To resemble another in appearance:
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To grant or concede; bestow
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The definition of concede means to acknowledge or admit.
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To release (a bow, for example) from flexure or tension.
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Antonyms for Condescend

stoop, humble oneself
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Words Related to Condescend

To be kind or helpful to, but in a haughty or snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior
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To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire:
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Beyond or until a specified time:
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Rise is defined as to wake up, stand up, go to a higher place or increase in amount.
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To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.
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Synonym Study

  • he would scarcely deign to appear in public
  • Deign connotes unwilling or arrogant condescension the duchess deigned to shake my hand and, hence, is most frequently used in negative constructions or with such qualifications as hardly, scarcely, barely she didn't deign to reply
  • Stoop implies a descending in dignity, as by committing some shameful or immoral act to stoop to cheating
  • Condescend implies a voluntary descent by one high in rank, power, etc. to act graciously or affably toward one regarded as his inferior the general condescended to talk with the private
Find another word for condescend. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for condescend, like: assume a patronizing air, patronize, respect, vouchsafe, over, rise, displease, high-hat, speak (or talk) down to, stoop and patronise.