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patronize

 
Verb patronize has 4 senses
  1. sponsor, patronize, patronise - assume sponsorship of
    --1 is one way to support
    Derived form: noun patron3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue patronize the movie
  2. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    --2 is one way to support, back up
    Antonyms: boycott
    Derived form: noun patron1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. patronize, patronise, condescend - treat condescendingly
    --3 is one way to interact
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
    --4 is one way to foster, nurture
    Derived form: noun patron1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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