how to pronounce condescend


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condescend is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of condescend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… think wouldn't condescend to 140 …”

meanings of condescend


  1. To treat (someone) as though inferior; to be patronizing toward (someone); to talk down to (someone).
  2. To treat (someone) as though inferior; to be patronizing (toward someone); to talk down (to someone).
  3. To come down from one's superior position; to deign (to do something).
  4. To consent, agree.
  5. To come down.

condescend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word condescend occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics condescend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that condescend can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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