patronize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To act as a patron to; support or sponsor.
    • To go to as an individual, specifically regularly.
    • to take care of in a condescending way.
    • To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.
    • To trade with customarily; to frequent as a client.
    • To assume air of a patron, or of an exceptional and protector, toward; -- utilized in an unfavorable feeling.
  • verb:
    • to create a patron.
    • To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to chat right down to; to take care of condescendingly.
    • to create oneself a person of a company, specially a regular consumer.
    • be a regular consumer or customer of
    • do your shopping at; work with; be a client or customer of
    • address condescendingly
    • assume sponsorship of
  • others:
    • to behave as patron toward; provide help or countenance to; benefit; help: because, to patronize an undertaking; to patronize an impression.
    • To believe the atmosphere of a patron toward; notice in a superciliously condescending way.
    • To ascribe to a person as patron or even the responsible celebration.
    • additionally spelled patronise.

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