1. act like you're doing someone a big favor by being nice to them
1. I very much doubt that the university vice-chancellor would condescend to meet with a delegation of mere students.
2. treat kindly, but with a superior and indulgent air
2. Most times the celebrity would rush past his waiting fans without waiting to return their smiles or greetings but, on some rare occasions he would wait and condescend to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
com (together)#de (down) scandere (climb) (Latin)
It has the word descend in it, it implies descending to a lower position