Complete Definition of "patronize"

English
Alternative spellings
patronise italbrac|Commonwealth

Etymology
From the L. pater meaning "father", with the -ize suffix used to create the verb form.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'pætrÉnajz/ or /'peɪtrÉnajz/

Verb
en-verb|patroniz|ing

  1. make a patron
  2. Treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly.
  3. To make oneself a regular customer of a business.

Translations
trans-top|make a patron
Finnish: tukea, kannattaa, suojella
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trans-top|treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly
Finnish: holhota, suhtautua alentuvasti
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trans-top|To make oneself a regular customer of a business
Finnish: asioida, olla asiakas|asiakkaana
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