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patronize

verb [T] (BE CUSTOMER) formal (UK usually patronise)     /ˈpæt.rən.aɪz/ US  /ˈpeɪ.trən-/ /ˈpæt.rən-/
to be a regular customer of a shop or restaurant , etc.: The restaurant was patronized by many artists and writers during the 1920s.Buying
(Definition of patronize verb (BE CUSTOMER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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