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From Middle English deignen, from Old French deignier (consider worthy), from Latin digno (consider worthy) from dignus (worthy)

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Infinitive
to Deign

Third person singular
Deigns

Simple past
Deigned

Past participle
Deigned

Present participle
Deigning

to Deign (third-person singular simple present Deigns, present participle Deigning, simple past and past participle Deigned)
  1. (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.
  2. (transitive) To condescend to give; to do something.
    They didn't deign us our clothing before we were put outside.

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fa:deign fr:deign io:deign kn:deign ka:deign pl:deign te:deign vi:deign zh:deign

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