patronize - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈpætrənaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theypatronize
he/she/itpatronizes
present participlepatronizing
past tensepatronized
past participlepatronized
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] showing disapproval to behave or talk in a way that shows you think you are more intelligent or important than someone else