patronise

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Verb[change]

Plain form
patronise

Third-person singular
patronises

Past tense
patronised

Past participle
patronised

Present participle
patronising

  1. When you patronise someone, you become a patron and you often support him/her.
  2. When you patronise someone, you talk to the person as if he/she is worse off than you and you do not treat the person with much respect.
  3. When you patronise a business, you become a regular customer.