patronize
I (condescend toward) verb assume a lofty bearing, deign, favor, grant, indulge, look down on, lower oneself, oblige, talk down to, treat in a condescending way, vouchsafe II (trade with) verb be a customer of, buy from, deal with, do business with, favere, favor with one's patronage, frequent, frequent as a customer, have dealings with, purchase from, shop at, shop with, support, traffic with, transact business with, transact with, use III index deign, finance, foster, help, nurture, prefer, preserve, promote (organize), protect, sponsor, subscribe (promise), subsidize, support (assist)

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  • patronize — pat‧ron‧ize [ˈpætrənaɪz ǁ ˈpeɪ , ˈpæ ] also patronise verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE to use or visit a particular shop, restaurant, hotel etc: • Many homosexuals patronize gay owned companies simply because they feel more comfortable there …   Financial and business terms

  • patronize — [v1] condescend be gracious to, be lofty, be overbearing, deign, favor, indulge, look down on*, pat on the back*, snub, stoop, talk down to*, toss a few crumbs*, treat as inferior, treat badly, treat like a child*; concept 384 Ant. be humble, be… …   New thesaurus

  • Patronize — Pa tron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patronizing}.] 1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid. [1913 Webster] The idea has been patronized by two States only. A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patronize — (v.) 1580s, to act as a patron towards, from PATRON (Cf. patron) + IZE (Cf. ize). Meaning treat in a condescending way is first attested 1797; sense of give regular business to is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • patronize — (Amer.) pa·tron·ize || peɪtrÉ™naɪz / pæt v. be arrogant, behave in a condescending manner; serve as a sponsor, serve as a benefactor; be a regular customer at a store or other business (also patronise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patronize — (also patronise) ► VERB 1) treat condescendingly. 2) be a patron of …   English terms dictionary

  • patronize — [pā′trə nīz΄, pa′trən īz΄] vt. patronized, patronizing 1. to act as a patron toward; sponsor; support 2. to be kind or helpful to, but in a haughty or snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior 3. to be a regular customer of (a store, merchant …   English World dictionary

  • patronize — [[t]pæ̱trənaɪz, AM pe͟ɪt [/t]] patronizes, patronizing, patronized (in BRIT, also use patronise) 1) VERB (disapproval) If someone patronizes you, they speak or behave towards you in a way which seems friendly, but which shows that they think they …   English dictionary

  • patronize — verb (T) 1 to talk to someone as if they are stupid when in fact they are not: Don t patronize me I m not a fool. 2 formal to use or visit a shop, restaurant etc: tourists who patronize the shopping and recreational facilities 3 to support or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • patronize — UK [ˈpætrənaɪz] / US [ˈpeɪtrənaɪz] verb Word forms patronize : present tense I/you/we/they patronize he/she/it patronizes present participle patronizing past tense patronized past participle patronized 1) [intransitive/transitive] showing… …   English dictionary

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