patronise

Primary Meanings of patronise

1.
v
assume sponsorship of
2.
v
treat condescendingly
Full Definitions of patronise
1

v assume sponsorship of

Synonyms:
patronize, sponsor
Types:
cosponsor
sponsor together with another sponsor
Type of:
support
support materially or financially

v be a regular customer or client of

Synonyms:
keep going, patronage, patronize, support
keep going, run on
continue uninterrupted
Type of:
foster, nurture
help develop, help grow

v do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Synonyms:
buy at, frequent, patronize, shop, shop at, sponsor
Antonyms:
boycott
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
Type of:
back up, support
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
2

v treat condescendingly

Synonyms:
condescend, patronize
Types:
stoop to
make concessions to
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

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