Etymology
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patronize (v.)

1580s, "to act as a patron towards, favor, assist," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is attested by 1797; the sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing; patronization.

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Definitions of patronize

patronize (v.)
assume sponsorship of;
Synonyms: sponsor / patronise
patronize (v.)
do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of;
Synonyms: patronise / shop / shop at / buy at / frequent / sponsor
patronize (v.)
treat condescendingly;
Synonyms: patronise / condescend
patronize (v.)
be a regular customer or client of;
We patronize this store
Synonyms: patronise / patronage / support / keep going
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