Definition of Patronize

1. Verb. Assume sponsorship of. "Sam and Sue patronize the movie "

Exact synonyms: Patronise, Sponsor
Generic synonyms: Support
Specialized synonyms: Cosponsor
Derivative terms: Patron, Patron, Sponsor, Sponsor

2. Verb. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.
Exact synonyms: Buy At, Frequent, Patronise, Shop, Shop At, Sponsor
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support
Derivative terms: Frequent, Frequenter, Patron, Patron, Shop, Shopper, Shopper
Antonyms: Boycott, Boycott

3. Verb. Treat condescendingly.
Exact synonyms: Condescend, Patronise
Specialized synonyms: Stoop To
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Condescension

4. Verb. Be a regular customer or client of. ; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
Exact synonyms: Keep Going, Patronage, Patronise, Support
Generic synonyms: Foster, Nurture
Related verbs: Keep Going, Run On
Derivative terms: Patronage, Patronage, Patron, Patron, Supporter

Definition of Patronize

1. v. t. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.

Definition of Patronize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make a patron. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patronize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Patronize

1. 1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid. "The idea has been patronised by two States only." (A. Hamilton) 2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. 3. To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals. Origin: Patronised; Patronizing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Patronize

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1. The Conspiracy Unveiled. The South Sacrificed; Or, The Horrors of Secession by James W. Hunnicutt (1863)
""WON'T patronize YOU. "A citizen of Fredericksburg said to one of our town ... They will never patronize a man who refuses to read through their own smoky ..."

2. Boycotts and the Labor Struggle Economic and Legal Aspects by Harry Wellington Laidler (1913)
"The "We Don't patronize" List Having considered in a broad way the general policy of the American Federation of Labor, relative to the use of boycotts, ..."

3. The Conspiracy Unveiled: The South Sacrificed; Or, The Horrors of Secession by James W. Hunnicutt (1863)
""WON'T patronize YOU. "A citizen of Fredericksburg said to one of our town ... They will never patronize a man who refuses to read through their own smoky ..."

4. Ethics and Natural Law: A Reconstructive Review of Moral Philosophy Applied by George Lansing Raymond (1920)
"... Pastimes—Forms of Enjoyment in which One is Entertained by Others—Morality and Art—The Kind of Art that One should patronize—Frivolous and Superficial ..."

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