sponsor, patronize, patronise(verb)
assume sponsorship of
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)
do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
patronize, patronise, condescend(verb)
patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going(verb)
be a regular customer or client of
"We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
To make a patron.
To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.
To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.
Origin: patron (reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater) .
to act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid
to trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer
to assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals
The numerical value of patronize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of patronize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They should not support one party or candidate over another. I will never patronize a store because they are being political, but I am sure to never patronize a store that is. americans are pretty diverse in their political decisions. If they want to maximize sales, they ought to offer both sides: the Democratic nominee and the Libertarian nominee, Gary Johnson.
This technology does not patronize them with water wells, i'm not at all criticizing this solution but you can't uplift a community around the world in the 21st Century by digging wells. People are made of water, but they need much more than water. You need to bring the 21st Century technology. You need to bring there water, yes; electricity which is the fire of the modern era, and connectivity because if you are off-line you are not in the present.
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- [[herablassend]] [[behandeln]]German
- menospreciar, patrocinarSpanish
- tukea, holhota, asioida, suojella, kannattaaFinnish
- patrociner, fréquenter, prendre de hautFrench
- patrocinare, degnarsi, trattare con sufficienza, trattare dall'alto in basso, sponsorizzareItalian
- betuttelen, denigrerenDutch
- смотреть свысока, обращаться снисходительноRussian
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