patronize: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pā'tru-nīz", pa'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage; trade with.
- to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patonizes his students.
- to act as a patron toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
- patronize (Thesaurus)