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  • as incondescend
  • as inpatronize

synonyms for talk down to

  • accommodate
  • accord
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • bend
  • comply
  • concede
  • deign
  • descend
  • favor
  • grant
  • oblige
  • submit
  • unbend
  • vouchsafe
  • yield
  • be courteous
  • come down off high horse
  • degrade oneself
  • demean oneself
  • high-hat
  • lower oneself
  • see fit
  • toss a few crumbs
  • deign
  • snub
  • favor
  • indulge
  • stoop
  • be gracious to
  • be lofty
  • be overbearing
  • look down on
  • pat on the back
  • toss a few crumbs
  • treat as inferior
  • treat badly
  • treat like a child

antonyms for talk down to

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  • contradict
  • decline
  • deny
  • disagree
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • disobey
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • fight
  • hinder
  • oppose
  • prevent
  • protest
  • refuse
  • reject
  • resist
  • veto
  • withhold
  • rise above
  • hurt
  • antagonize
  • contend
  • ignore
  • oppose
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How to use talk down to in a sentence

The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TALK DOWN TO

  • accommodate
  • accord
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • be courteous
  • bend
  • come down off high horse
  • comply
  • concede
  • degrade oneself
  • deign
  • demean oneself
  • descend
  • favor
  • grant
  • high-hat
  • lower oneself
  • oblige
  • see fit
  • submit
  • talk down to
  • toss a few crumbs
  • unbend
  • vouchsafe
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.