Condescend – To do something but behave as if you are descending from a superior position to do it
To remember the definition of the word condescend, use the following mnemonic:
The queen consorted with them by descending (condescending) the staircase, she was higher than them and in a much superior position.
Examples of condescend in a sentence
If you are writing an essay, you should never condescend to the reader.
I do wish he wouldn't condescend to the junior staff in his department.
If you condescend to someone while trying to teach them, they could be too insulted to listen to the lesson.