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verb patronize pronunciation in American English /ˈpeɪtrənaɪz/ 
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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
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of patronize
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to use a restaurant, bar, or other business

    a good city restaurant patronized by loyal customers

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