condescend

US [ˌkɑndəˈsend]
UK [ˌkɒndɪˈsend]
  • v.屈尊;俯就;(对某人)表现出优越感
  • Web屈尊俯就;屈就;堕落
Simple Present:condescends  Present Participle:condescending  Past Tense:condescended  
condescend
v.
1.
[t]
~ to do sth
屈尊;俯就to do sth that you think it is below your social or professional position to do
We had to wait almost an hour before he condescended to see us.
我们等了几乎一小时他才屈尊大驾来见我们。
2.
[i]
~ to sb
(对某人)表现出优越感to behave towards sb as though you are more important and more intelligent than they are
When giving a talk, be careful not to condescend to your audience.
发表讲话时,注意别对听众表现出高人一等的样子。

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