Meaning of “patronize” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] also UK -ise us uk /ˈpætrənaɪz/

to speak or behave towards someone as if you were better than them:

Don't patronize me! I know what I'm doing.
GO OFTEN formal

to go to a store, business, etc, especially if you go regularly

(Definition of “patronize” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)