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- (intransitive) To condescend; to accept as appropriate to one's dignity.
- He didn't even deign to give us a nod of the head; he thought us that far beneath him.
- The priest deigned a glance at the girl, but replied to her by addressing her husband.
- (transitive) To condescend to give; to do something.
- They didn't deign us our clothing before we were put outside.
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(intransitive) to condescend