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patronize

verb

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1 to assume or treat with an air of superiority
  • a director with an unpleasant habit of patronizing even his most gifted actors

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2 to promote the interests or cause of
  • a company that loyally patronizes the arts

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The first known use of patronize was in 1589

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“Patronize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/patronize. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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