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patronized, past tense; patronizes, 3rd person singular present; patronized, past participle; patronised, past participle; patronizing, present participle; patronising, present participle; patronises, 3rd person singular present; patronised, past tense;
  1. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority
    • - “She's a good-hearted girl,” he said in a patronizing voice
    • - she was determined not to be put down or patronized
  2. Frequent (a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer
    • - restaurants remaining open in the evening were well patronized
  3. Give encouragement and financial support to (a person, esp. an artist, or a cause)
    • - local churches and voluntary organizations were patronized by the family

  1. sponsor: assume sponsorship of
  2. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
  3. treat condescendingly
  4. (patronized) having patronage or clients; "street full of flourishing well-patronized shops"
  5. (patronizing) arch: (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  6. To make a patron; To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly; To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer
  7. (patronization) patronizing behaviour or talk
  8. (patronizing) offensive condescending
  9. (patronized) (1) LOOK-DOWN-ON"th" pointed to self. (2) [B] strokes side of head.