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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patronize  \Pa"tron*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Patronized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Patronizing}.] 
  1.  To  act  as  patron  toward;  to  support;  to  countenance;  to 
  favor;  to  aid. 
  The  idea  has  been  patronized  by  two  States  only. 
  --A.  Hamilton. 
  2.  To  trade  with  customarily;  to  frequent  as  a  customer. 
  [Commercial  Cant] 
  3.  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  assume  sponsorship  of  [syn:  {sponsor}] 
  2:  do  one's  shopping  at  do  business  with  be  a  customer  or 
  client  of  [syn:  {shop},  {shop  at},  {buy  at},  {frequent},  {sponsor}] 
  [ant:  {boycott}] 
  3:  treat  condescendingly  [syn:  {condescend}] 
  4:  be  a  customer  or  client  of  "We  patronize  this  store"  [syn: 
  {patronage},  {support}] 

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