Deign Deign (d[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deigned} (d[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Deigning}.] [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See {Decent}, and cf. {Dainty}, {Dignity}, {Condign}, {Disdain}.] 1. To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to disdain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I fear my Julia would not deign my lines. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant. [1913 Webster]

Nor would we deign him burial of his men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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