patronize

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patronize verb
also British patronise /ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz/ Brit /ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/
patronizes; patronized; patronizing
patronize
verb
also British patronise /ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz/ Brit /ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/
patronizes; patronized; patronizing
Learner's definition of PATRONIZE
[+ object] : to give money or support to (someone or something)
disapproving : to talk to (someone) in a way that shows that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] somewhat formal : to be a frequent or regular customer or user of (a place)
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