Definition of patronize:
rat, patronage, plump for, plunk for, bridge over, plunk or plonk, come over, support, digest, indulge, bear, hold, buy at, indorse, run on, confirm, charitable, favor, patronise, community service, gloat, plump, put up, high-hat, boast, give away, cause, subscribe, donate, hold up, condescend, deign, descend, swing by, sponsor, drop by, endorse, endure, sell, stag, grass, brag, preen, back up, attitude, help, aid, stick out, back, rise, frequent, shit, buy, underpin, advocate, lord, alms, crow, fend for, tell on, over, look in, snitch, substantiate, denounce, shop at, defend, haunt, talk down to, community chest, collection box, champion, talk down, abide, corroborate, shop, keep going, browse, call on, affirm, tolerate, lower oneself, stomach, charity, lord it over, see, go around, betray, call, tide over, stand, habituate, respect, brook, stoop, visit, suffer, parade, pay someone/something a visit/call, sustain, snub, bear out, show off, be full of yourself, flaunt.
Their success hitherto is a testimony to the inherent vitality and tenacity of the English race, and to sneer at them as if they were children, or to patronize them, is not merely bad taste, but shows an utter ignorance of the facts.- "Six Letters From the Colonies", Robert Seaton.
- "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
- "Moral", Ludwig Thoma.