deign


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to deign: yearn

deign to (do something)

To condescend to do something; to do something that one considers below one's status. Now that Billy's famous, I doubt he'll deign to call his own mother.
See also: deign

deign to do something

to lower oneself to do something. She will never deign to join in with us. I expect that he will not deign to have dinner with us.
See also: deign
References in periodicals archive ?
Hence the use of expressions like "be pleased to" instead of deign or please in an attempt to translate dignor adequately.
Rolling overhead door with rear entrance dooraAmple parking in front and rear of buildinga Secure office park with private fuel station, car wash, conference room, dumpster access, and watera Suitable for any construction related contractor, engineer, architual firm or deign firm.
The Middle East problem is clearly so important to the president of the United States, he has left it until the last year of his reign to deign to set foot there.
DEIGN TO DANCE has established her preference for an easy mile run at a strong pace in recent starts, and looks the one to be on in the Attheraces.
How dare these misguided misanthropes deign to restrict developments to house our ever-growing population.
The City Council has already given the plan its approval, without a moment's reflection, in the hope that the developers will deign to build a first-rate hotel next to the center.
Rolling overhead door with rear entrance doorAmple parking in front and rear of building Secure office park with private fuel station, car wash, conference room, dumpster access, and water Suitable for any construction related contractor, engineer, architual firm or deign firm.
The blinkered buffoon obviously comes from the same antiquated mould as Group Captain John Prideaux, secretary at Muirfield, which staged the Open yet does not deign to have women members.
But, honestly, we're in a different league to those we deign to play.
EMNET registers organisation's web sites on its regional Internet search engine and has found that over 10% of organisations have simple web deign faults that mean they are missing out on thousands of pounds worth of business as well as hundreds of enquiries.
These two high resolution surface height maps are combined to produce wafer flatness and shape maps to meet specifications for future deign nodes.
I hope the Racing Channel is considering some form of promotion for those unfortunates who have been disenfranchised to ease the pain of installing a satellite dish, as there seems little reason to stick with Cable and Wireless until they deign to reinstate the service which we thought we were paying for.
We are pleased to have someone of Stephen's diverse planning and landscape deign experience joining the SSFM team," said Michael Matsumoto, President/CEO of SSFM International, Inc.
Kids Say the Darndest Things'' producers Kelly Wilson and Angelou Deign set up a video camera and interviewed over 120 pupils, ages 5 to 12, in the school's cafeteria.
Only when Archie and the police are totally stumped does Nero deign to solve the endless string of mysteries that have come his way.