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- 1. sponsor, patronize, patronise, support
- usage: assume sponsorship of
- 2. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor, support, back up
- usage: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
- 3. patronize, patronise, condescend, interact
- usage: treat condescendingly
- 4. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going, foster, nurture
- usage: be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
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