Pronunciation: (kon"du-send'), [key]
1. to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity.
2. to stoop or deign to do something: He would not condescend to misrepresent the facts.
3. to put aside one's dignity or superiority voluntarily and assume equality with one regarded as inferior: He condescended to their intellectual level in order to be understood.
a. to yield.
b. to assent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.