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Definition of patronize:

  1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.
  2. To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; - used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.
  3. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.


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