Synonyms for patronize

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pey-truh-nahyz, pa
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐

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Définition of patronize

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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