patronize


patronize

verb

Definition of PATRONIZE

1
to assume or treat with an air of superiority <a director with an unpleasant habit of patronizing even his most gifted actors>
Synonyms lord (it over), patronize, talk down (to)
Related Words cold-shoulder, cut, high-hat, slight, snub; queen (it over)
2
to promote the interests or cause of <a company that loyally patronizes the arts>
Synonyms advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for)

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