Definition of patronise:
hold, endure, affirm, plump for, plunk for, give away, digest, rat, underpin, stomach, hold up, put up, betray, back up, keep going, patronize, shop, endorse, run on, stoop, grass, substantiate, confirm, tolerate, shit, sponsor, haunt, sustain, descend, deign, brook, tell on, stick out, support, bear, buy at, defend, bear out, back, suffer, corroborate, tide over, shop at, patronage, indorse, lower oneself, frequent, denounce, browse, bridge over, abide, stag, snitch, fend for, condescend, stand, subscribe.
Great men who have thoughts when the diary is handy do not, of course, patronise Letts, because he could not be expected to know when there would be a sunset likely to stir up poetic reflections, or a moonrise comparable with the cold light cast by some unsympathetic young woman's eyes upon the poet's life.- "From One Generation to Another", Henry Seton Merriman.
- "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
- "Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592", Arthur Acheson.