In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(deign)to condescend to + inf — dignarse / condescender a + inf
- Because of Soong's outstanding vote record in the 2000 presidential election, both he and his party members feel wronged by his having to condescend to accepting the vice presidential seat.
- He condescended to send something which had already appeared somewhere else.
- 'Condescend, sir! but I will not condescend to be so conversed with.' Montoni smiled contemptuously.
- Students will condescend to read only about those things they think they already know; they don't want new things.
- Are the good folk of Peebles really going to vote for him because he condescended to spend 50 minutes in their midst?
2(patronize)to condescend to sb — tratar a algn con condescendencia
- I hate the way she condescends to us — odio la condescendencia con que nos trata
- Even when she tries to encourage her kids, she does little more than condescend to them or brush them off.
- She still made history as the first woman to ever lead the race, although ABC did its best to condescend to both her gender and its audience by continually cutting away to reactions shots of Patrick's mother.
- The well-intentioned results condescend to both artists and businesspeople while shedding no light on either world.
- I'm glad to see a movie that doesn't condescend to its young girl characters, send them to the prom or make them want to take off their glasses for a boy.
- Yet Williams doesn't condescend to his viewers.
- Kids demand shows that are smart and have lots of action and they remember if you condescend to them.
- We expect our television to debase us, empty us, and condescend to us.
- I think there's a tendency in American art to really condescend to children, and make sure that the message is laid on thickly.
- What they cannot accept is the fact that they currently have a Government that thinks it can condescend to Maori and give them a special preference when they do not need it.
- The poet can't therefore presume to condescend to him, because he and his peers have guarded the very bourgeois freedoms that enable his son to be a weighty thinker.
- I'm inexperienced, not stupid, so don't condescend to me, okay?
- ‘Fox reporters almost never condescend to viewers,’ he observes.
- Because, simply, the producers of media for young people can't patronise or condescend to their audience.
- At dinner in a ghetto restaurant, where Bigger is known, neither Mary nor Jan realizes the extent to which they at once condescend to Bigger and violate his sensitivities.
- He knew that as long as there was studio financing, any film he made for the black community would have to condescend to whites.
- Don't condescend to them - that's why they're not coming!
- She knows better finally than the adults around her - significantly those who would condescend to her - the authentic ground of human respect and impartial justice.
- Like Jennifer Tilly, Brad doesn't condescend to the material, as many actors might; he treats the character very seriously.
- That it also boasts fluid, intuitive gameplay, and does not condescend to the audience by making the fighting too simple or automatic, is miraculous.
- The presence on an arts board of the occasional, often atypical artist from a minority does not do much for the community, other than condescend to him or her.
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