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, patronise(verb)

    assume sponsorship of

  2. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)

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

  3. patronize, patronise, condescend(verb)

    treat condescendingly

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. patronize(Verb)

    To make a patron.

  2. patronize(Verb)

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

  3. patronize(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: patron (reborrowed from patronus, derived from pater) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patronize(verb)

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

  2. Patronize(verb)

    to trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer

  3. Patronize(verb)

    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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How to say patronize in sign language?

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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. 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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