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English translation of 'condescendre'

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[kɔ̃desɑ̃dʀ ]
Verb Table intransitive verb
condescendre à to condescend to

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Example Sentences Including 'condescendre'

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Ils se refusaient à " descendre " voir - à " condescendre " - au niveau de leurs victimes.
Le Monde (1999)

Trends of 'condescendre'

Used Rarely. condescendre is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'condescendre' in Other Languages

British English: condescend VERB
If someone condescends to do something, they agree to do it, but in a way which shows that they think they are better than other people and should not have to do it.
When he condescended to speak, he contradicted himself four times in the space of half an hour.
  • American English: condescend
  • Brazilian Portuguese: condescender
  • Chinese: 摆出高人一等的架子
  • European Spanish: dignarse
  • French: condescendre
  • German: sich herablassen
  • Italian: degnarsi
  • Japanese: もったいぶった態度で~することを合意する
  • Korean: 잘난 체 하며 ~해 주다
  • European Portuguese: condescender
  • Latin American Spanish: dignarse

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Translation of condescendre from the Collins French to English
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