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English definition of “patronize”

patronize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈpætrənaɪz/
BEHAVIOUR to speak or behave towards someone as if you were better than them: Don't patronize me! I know what I'm doing.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
GO OFTEN formal to go to a store, business, etc, especially if you go regularlyVisiting
(Definition of patronize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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