patronize

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Verb[change]

Plain form
patronize

Third-person singular
patronizes

Past tense
patronized

Past participle
patronized

Present participle
patronizing

  1. When you patronize someone, you become a patron and you often support him/her.
    He patronized the downtown restaurant.
  2. When you patronize 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 patronize a business, you become a regular customer.