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patronize or patronise ; N Am
verb (patronized , patronizing )
1 to treat someone condescendingly, or with benevolent superiority, especially inappropriately.
2 to act as a patron towards (an organization, individual, etc).
3 to give custom, especially regularly, to (a shop, theatre, restaurant, etc).
[16c in sense 2; late 18c in sense 1]
patronizing adjective .
patronizingly adverb .


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