Definitions for patronizeˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•tron•izeˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage.
to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward.
to act as a patron toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
Origin of patronize:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
patronize(verb)ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-
to treat sb in a way that shows you think you are better than they are
He patronizes everyone who works for him.
patronizeˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-
to be a customer of a restaurant, hotel, etc.
Few women patronize the bar.
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
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