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Verb: patronize  'pey-tru,nIz or 'pa-tru,nIz [N. Amer], 'pa-tru,nIz [Brit]
  1. Assume sponsorship of
    - sponsor, patronise [Brit]
  2. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    - patronise [Brit], shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor
  3. Treat condescendingly
    - patronise [Brit], condescend
  4. Be a regular customer or client of
    "We patronize this store";
    - patronise [Brit], patronage, support, keep going

Derived forms: patronized, patronizing, patronizes

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

Antonym: boycott