Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONDESCENDS

No inspired man ever asks this question or condescends to these evidences.

He condescends to beseech you to come to Him that you may have life.

It is a marvel to me that "the master" condescends to hear you recite at all.

Now and then he condescends to be harnessed and to carry me about the landscape.

The august Mary condescends to cast upon you her merciful eyes.

Now and then he condescends to drop a word—but I can't understand if he does.

He is making a fortune with the ice-cream, but he condescends to give us a lesson now and then.

I do not, however, know how far this is the case or not, till he condescends to write like one of us.

After all this preliminary magnificence Gibbon condescends to approach his own pedigree.

When he condescends to the abstract, his subjects bring an appetite with them.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to yield deferentially," from Old French condescendere (14c.) "to agree, consent, give in, yield," from Late Latin condescendere "to let oneself down," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + descendere "descend" (see descend). Sense of "to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiors" is from mid-15c.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.