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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.
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Adj.1.patronized - having patronage or clients; "street full of flourishing well-patronized shops"
patronless, unpatronised, unpatronized - having little patronage or few clients; "a restaurant unpatronized by the elite"
References in classic literature ?
Which Mrs Milvey confirmed; and really the kind, conscientious couple spoke, as if they kept some profitable orphan warehouse and were personally patronized.
The shop was also patronized by mice--only the mice were rather afraid of Ginger.
If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?
They patronized the university and the churches, and the pastors especially bowed at their knees in meek subservience.
It ought never to be forgotten, that a firm union of this country, under an efficient government, will probably be an increasing object of jealousy to more than one nation of Europe; and that enterprises to subvert it will sometimes originate in the intrigues of foreign powers, and will seldom fail to be patronized and abetted by some of them.
Tenders are invited for Selection of a contractor for transportation of food with his own transport to the patronized persons at the Social Patronage Department of Ihtiman Municipality.
Conversation with numerous engineers and activists in rural Sindh suggests that the number of such politically patronized contracting companies runs in thousands and they get over 90 percent of civil works in Sindh.
Locally, Sheikh Nawaf has attended and patronized a series of events.
Jeddah, Sha'ban 19, 1435, Jun 17, 2014, SPA -- Prince Mishl bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Makkah Region, patronized here yesterday evening the graduation ceremony of the third batch comprising of 212 students from Al-Baterjie Medical College for Science and Technology.
He also charged that the target killers are being patronized at different levels.
Shoppers who had patronized their local stores for decades, through changing urban economic fortunes and social unrest in Durham, North Carolina, were "'almost reverent'" leading up to store closings.
At this point, to simply denounce Philip Morris after one has been patronized - and continues to be patronized - by Philip Morris seems a totally expected, avant-gardist gesture.