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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.
patronizing(ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ) or patronising
adjˈpatronˌizingly ˈpatronˌisingly adv
1. having a superior manner; condescending
|Adj.||1.||patronizing - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension|
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"