What does patronize mean?

Definitions for patronize
ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-pa·tron·ize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word patronize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sponsor, patronize, patroniseverb

    assume sponsorship of

  2. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsorverb

    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

  3. patronize, patronise, condescendverb

    treat condescendingly

  4. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingverb

    be a regular customer or client of

    "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

Wiktionary

  1. patronizeverb

    To make a patron.

    Etymology: patron (reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater) .

  2. patronizeverb

    To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.

    Etymology: patron (reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater) .

  3. patronizeverb

    To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.

    Etymology: patron (reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patronizeverb

    to act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid

  2. Patronizeverb

    to trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer

  3. Patronizeverb

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patronize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patronize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of patronize in a Sentence

  1. Nicholas Sarwark:

    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.

  2. Tim Walz:

    I wont patronize you as a white man about living those experiences... but I am asking you to help us, help us use humane ways to get the streets to aplace where we can restore the justice so that those who are expressing rage and anger and demanding justice are heard, not those who throw fire bombs into businesses.

  3. Marco Attisani:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of patronize

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Translations for patronize

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  • [[herablassend]] [[behandeln]]German
  • υποστηρίGreek
  • menospreciar, patrocinarSpanish
  • tukea, holhota, asioida, suojella, kannattaaFinnish
  • patrociner, fréquenter, prendre de hautFrench
  • patrocinare, degnarsi, trattare con sufficienza, trattare dall'alto in basso, sponsorizzareItalian
  • חָסדָנוּתHebrew
  • ひいきにしますJapanese
  • 장사Korean
  • हेप्नुNepali
  • betuttelen, denigrerenDutch
  • apadrinharPortuguese
  • смотреть свысока, обращаться снисходительноRussian
  • 寵幸Chinese

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