deign (v.) Old form(s): daigne , daine
willingly accept, not disdain
AC I.iv.63[Caesar as if to Antony] Thy palate then did deign / The roughest berry on the rudest hedge
TG I.i.149[Proteus alone, of Speed delivering his letter] I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post
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