Definition of Patronise

1. Verb. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.

Exact synonyms: Buy At, Frequent, Patronize, Shop, Shop At, Sponsor
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support
Derivative terms: Frequent, Frequenter, Patron, Patron, Shop, Shopper, Shopper
Antonyms: Boycott, Boycott



2. Verb. Assume sponsorship of. "Sam and Sue patronise the movie "
Exact synonyms: Patronize, Sponsor
Generic synonyms: Support
Specialized synonyms: Cosponsor
Derivative terms: Patron, Patron, Sponsor, Sponsor

3. Verb. Treat condescendingly.
Exact synonyms: Condescend, Patronize
Specialized synonyms: Stoop To
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Condescension

4. Verb. Be a regular customer or client of. ; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
Exact synonyms: Keep Going, Patronage, Patronize, Support
Generic synonyms: Foster, Nurture
Related verbs: Keep Going, Run On
Derivative terms: Patronage, Patronage, Patron, Patron, Supporter

Definition of Patronise

1. Verb. To make a patron ¹

2. Verb. To treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly. ¹

3. Verb. To make oneself a regular customer of a business. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patronise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patronise

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Literary usage of Patronise

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1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies by James Boswell (1799)
"... though illicit; and supposing him to be an impostor, it seems • strange that Lord Tyrconnel, the nephew of Lady Macclesfield, should patronise him, ..."

2. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"... presently address themselves to the planting thereof, and crave that his lordship will be pleased to patronise it with whatever name or title he likes. ..."

3. China and Religion by Edward Harper Parker (1905)
"The Manchus take Peking, and patronise the missionaries.— Accession of the emperor K'ang-hi.—Efforts of Spanish regulars in China thwarted by the Portuguese ..."

4. The Journal and Correspondence of William, Lord Auckland. by Baron William Eden Auckland, William Auckland, Robert John Eden Auckland (1862)
"Fall of Mantua.—-The Primate of Ireland.—Mr. Pitt and Dr. Vincent. —Lord Auckland advises Mr. Pitt to patronise Literature and to go to Church. ..."

5. Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of William IV. and Victoria: From (1861)
"Fall of Mantua.—The Primate of Ireland.—Mr. Pitt and Dr. Vincent. —Lord Auckland advises Mr. Pitt to patronise Literature and to go to Church. ..."

6. Mirabeau's Letters During His Residence in England: With Anecdotes, Maxims by Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti Mirabeau (1832)
"Popularity of Princes who patronise Literature and the Fine Arts— Opinion of the Abbe Du Bois controverted— Three Patrons in England; the King, ..."

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