- To behave in a way that shows that one considers oneself superior to others.
- To do something that one considers beneath one's dignity.
Late middle english: from latin condescendere, from con- "together" + descendere "descend".
- He condescended to speak to the young apprentice.
- She refused to condescend to his level of immaturity.
- The manager condescended to explain the task to the new employee.
- He felt that it was beneath him to condescend to such a request.
- The teacher condescended to give extra help to the struggling student.