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Verb: patronise  'pa-tru,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: patronize)
  1. Treat condescendingly
    - patronize, condescend
  2. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    - patronize, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor
  3. Be a regular customer or client of
    "We patronise this store";
    - patronize, patronage, support, keep going
  4. Provide money or other resources to support something
    - sponsor, patronize

Derived forms: patronised, patronising, patronises

Type of: back up, foster, interact, nurture, support