Part of speech: verb

To act as a patron to; favor.

Part of speech: verb

To treat with offensive condescension. patronise.

Part of speech: noun

Patronizer or patroniser.

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Usage examples "patronize":

  1. Our arrival created quite a sensation for, as a rule, Blackburn Hillites did not patronize Enderly Road functions. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  2. He did not patronize her. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
  3. I think she wants to patronize me. - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.