Translation of "patronize" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈpæt.rən.aɪz/ us /ˈpeɪ.trən-/ /ˈpæt.rən-/ us /ˈpeɪ.trən-/

disapproving UK usually patronise to speak to or behave towards someone as if they are stupid or not important

tratar con condescendencia
Stop patronizing me – I understand the play as well as you do.

formal UK usually patronise to be a regular customer of a shop or restaurant, etc.

ser cliente de, frecuentar
The restaurant was patronized by many artists and writers during the 1920s.

(Translation of “patronize” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)