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pa·tron·ize

 (pā′trə-nīz′, păt′rə-)
tr.v. pa·tron·ized, pa·tron·iz·ing, pa·tron·iz·es
1. To act as a patron to; support or sponsor: donors who patronize the orchestra.
2. To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis: We patronize the local diner.
3. To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere: felt she was being patronized by her supervisor.

pa′tron·i·za′tion (-trə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
pa′tron·iz′ing·ly adv.

patronize

(ˈpætrəˌnaɪz) or

patronise

vb
1. to behave or treat in a condescending way
2. (tr) to act as a patron or patroness by sponsoring or bringing trade to
ˈpatronˌizer, ˈpatronˌiser n

pa•tron•ize

(ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage.
2. to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward.
3. to act as a patron toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
[1580–90]
pa`tron•i•za′tion, n.
pa′tron•iz′er, n.
pa′tron•iz`ing•ly, adv.

patronize


Past participle: patronized
Gerund: patronizing

Imperative
patronize
patronize
Present
I patronize
you patronize
he/she/it patronizes
we patronize
you patronize
they patronize
Preterite
I patronized
you patronized
he/she/it patronized
we patronized
you patronized
they patronized
Present Continuous
I am patronizing
you are patronizing
he/she/it is patronizing
we are patronizing
you are patronizing
they are patronizing
Present Perfect
I have patronized
you have patronized
he/she/it has patronized
we have patronized
you have patronized
they have patronized
Past Continuous
I was patronizing
you were patronizing
he/she/it was patronizing
we were patronizing
you were patronizing
they were patronizing
Past Perfect
I had patronized
you had patronized
he/she/it had patronized
we had patronized
you had patronized
they had patronized
Future
I will patronize
you will patronize
he/she/it will patronize
we will patronize
you will patronize
they will patronize
Future Perfect
I will have patronized
you will have patronized
he/she/it will have patronized
we will have patronized
you will have patronized
they will have patronized
Future Continuous
I will be patronizing
you will be patronizing
he/she/it will be patronizing
we will be patronizing
you will be patronizing
they will be patronizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patronizing
you have been patronizing
he/she/it has been patronizing
we have been patronizing
you have been patronizing
they have been patronizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patronizing
you will have been patronizing
he/she/it will have been patronizing
we will have been patronizing
you will have been patronizing
they will have been patronizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patronizing
you had been patronizing
he/she/it had been patronizing
we had been patronizing
you had been patronizing
they had been patronizing
Conditional
I would patronize
you would patronize
he/she/it would patronize
we would patronize
you would patronize
they would patronize
Past Conditional
I would have patronized
you would have patronized
he/she/it would have patronized
we would have patronized
you would have patronized
they would have patronized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.patronize - assume sponsorship of
support - support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
cosponsor - sponsor together with another sponsor
2.patronize - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
boycott - refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
3.patronize - treat condescendingly
stoop to - make concessions to
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
4.patronize - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
nurture, foster - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
keep going, run on - continue uninterrupted; "The disease will run on unchecked"; "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

patronize

verb
1. talk down to, look down on, treat as inferior, treat like a child, be lofty with, treat condescendingly a doctor who does not patronize his patients
2. support, promote, sponsor, back, help, fund, maintain, foster, assist, subscribe to, befriend Some believe it is not the job of the government to patronize the arts.
3. be a customer or client of, deal with, frequent, buy from, trade with, shop at, do business with the record stores he patronized

patronize

verb
1. To act as a patron to:
2. To treat in a superciliously indulgent manner:
Informal: high-hat.
Translations
chovat se blahosklonněpravidelně chodit
behandle nedladendepatronisere
leereszkedõ
sÿna yfirlætislega góîvildvera fastur viîskiptavinur
pravidelne chodiťsprávať sa blahosklonne
büyüklük/patronluk taslamakmüşterisi olmak

patronize

[ˈpætrənaɪz] VT
1. (= treat condescendingly) → tratar con condescendencia
2. (= be customer of) [+ shop] → ser cliente de, comprar en; [+ hotel, cinema] → frecuentar; [+ services] → usar, utilizar
the shop is well patronizedla tienda tiene mucha clientela, la tienda está muy acreditada
3. (= support) [+ enterprise] → patrocinar, apoyar

patronize

[ˈpætrənaɪz] patronise (British) vt
(= be condescending towards) [+ person] → traiter de haut
She felt patronized by her tutors → Elle avait le sentiment que ses professeurs la traitaient de haut.
Don't patronize me!
BUT Ne prends pas ce ton supérieur!.
[+ shop, restaurant] → être (un(e)) client(e) de, être un(e) habitué(e) de
(= support financially) [+ artist] → être le mécène de
to be patronized by sb → bénéficier du mécénat de qn

patronize

vt
pub, cinema etcbesuchen; I hope you will continue to patronize our storeich hoffe, dass Sie uns weiterhin beehren; it’s not a shop I patronizein dem Geschäft kaufe ich nicht; the shop is well patronizeddas Geschäft hat viel Kundschaft
(= treat condescendingly)gönnerhaft or herablassend behandeln, von oben herab behandeln
(= support) the arts etcunterstützen, fördern

patronize

[ˈpætrəˌnaɪz] vt
a. (fig) (treat condescendingly) → trattare con condiscendenza
b. (shop) → essere cliente abituale di; (cinema) → frequentare

patron

(ˈpeitrən) noun
1. a person who supports (often with money) an artist, musician, writer, form of art etc. He's a patron of the arts.
2. a (regular) customer of a shop etc. The manager said that he knew all his patrons.
patronage (ˈpӕtrənidʒ) , ((American) ˈpei-) noun
the support given by a patron.
ˈpatronize, ˈpatronise (ˈpӕ-) , ((American) ˈpei-) verb
1. to behave towards (someone) in a way which is kind and friendly but which nevertheless shows that one thinks oneself to be more important, clever etc than that person. He's a nice fellow but he does patronize his assistants.
2. to visit (a shop, theatre, society etc) regularly. That's not a shop I patronize nowadays.
ˈpatronizing, ˈpatronising adjective
ˈpatronizingly, ˈpatronisingly adverb
patron saint
a saint who protects a particular person, group of people, country etc. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.
References in classic literature ?
I will not allow you to utter in my presence the absurd suspicion that any strangers--I care not what their names--can patronize my child.
But I was all on edge from teaching one of my awful pupils, and when he started to patronize you--'
He seems to be able to sell his pictures, so I suppose they must be good; but nothing could give him the right to patronize you as he does.
It is only within the last month or two that that society passed a resolution to patronize nothing but steel pens.
Sedley has ceased to visit her landlady in the lower regions now, and indeed is in a position to patronize Mrs.
He has a good word for the virtues, he patronizes the Christian graces, he pats humble merit on the head; he has even explosions of indignation against the insolence and pride of birth, and purse-pride.
Riyadh, Jumada II 6, 1439, Feb 22, 2018, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Honorary President of Equestrian Club, will patronize the Annual Festival for Horse Race to be held on Saturday evening at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field in Janadriyah.
Notwithstanding few exceptions, all members of the Provincial Assembly and the National Assembly in Sindh province have either their own contracting companies or they patronize the ones registered by their kith and kin, it is learnt from multiple political sources and engineers in rural districts of this province.
The LGSG will patronize long range shooting in the country and provide a platform for armed forces, civilians, and educational institutions as well.
KARACHI -- Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has called upon the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to support and patronize wheelchair cricketers for the planned tour of Bangladesh.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Human Rights Minister will patronize a youth project (2020 Peace Leaders' Project) that aims at disseminating peaceful co-existence and dialogue.