Meaning of deign

deign

Pronunciation: (dān), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity; condescend: He would not deign to discuss the matter with us.
—v.t.
  1. to condescend to give or grant: He deigned no reply.
  2. to condescend to accept.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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