Deign

Definition of Deign

Pronunciation: dān
v. t.1.To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; - opposed to disdain.
[imp. & p. p. Deigned (dānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Deigning.]
I fear my Julia would not deign my lines.
- Shak.
2.To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.
Nor would we deign him burial of his men.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive.
O deign to visit our forsaken seats.
- Pope.
Yet not Lord Cranstone deigned she greet.
- Sir W. Scott.
Round turned he, as not deigning
Those craven ranks to see.
- Macaulay.
Him deyneth not to set his foot to ground.
- Chaucer.

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