Synonyms for patronize
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐|
Top 10 synonyms for patronize Other synonyms for the word patronize
- be a client
- be a customer
- be gracious to
- be lofty
- be overbearing
- buy from
- deal with
- give business to
- look down on
- pat on the back
- purchase from
- shop at
- shop with
- talk down to
- toss a few crumbs
- trade with
- treat as inferior
- treat badly
- treat like a child
Définition of patronizeOrigin :
- 1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.
- verb condescend
- verb support a cause
- verb do business at an establishment
- And you sit there and—swing your foot and—and patronize—and call him a fool.
- Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- The Captain did not attempt to urge him, neither did he preach or patronize.
- Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- Edna Keith was older than she, but not old enough to patronize.
- Extract from : « Mary-'Gusta » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- If we get hungry before we reach Los Angeles, we'll patronize the diner.
- Extract from : « Tabitha's Vacation » by Ruth Alberta Brown
- Customers were very rare, the passers-by disinclined to patronize him.
- Extract from : « The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Alphonse Daudet
- You may flatter the American farmer; you cannot patronize him.
- Extract from : « Chapters in Rural Progress » by Kenyon L. Butterfield
- The gentry did not so often patronize public balls, but this was an exception.
- Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Boston » by Amanda Millie Douglas
- This, I am glad to say, was the last of Raymond's endeavors to patronize the arts.
- Extract from : « On the Stairs » by Henry B. Fuller
- Subsequently, in our relations at the Bureau, she liked to patronize me slightly.
- Extract from : « A Romantic Young Lady » by Robert Grant
- “I hope that people will patronize the tent generously,” Jessie said.
- Extract from : « The Campfire Girls of Roselawn » by Margaret Penrose
Antonyms for patronize
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