HyperDic: patronize

English > 4 senses of the word patronize:
VERBpossessionpatronize, sponsor, patroniseassume sponsorship of
socialpatronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsordo one's shopping at
communicationpatronize, patronise, condescendtreat condescendingly
communicationpatronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingbe a regular customer or client of
patronize > pronunciation
Soundspae'trahnay.z; pey'trahnay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > patronize: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningassume sponsorship of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue patronize the movie
Synonymssponsor, patronise
Narrowercosponsorsponsor together with another sponsor
Broadersupportsupport materially or financially
Spanishapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Catalanapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Nounspatronsomeone who supports or champions something
English > patronize: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningDo one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Oppositeboycottrefuse to sponsor
Spanishapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Catalanapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Nounspatrona regular customer
English > patronize: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningtreat condescendingly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronise, condescend
Narrowerstoop tomake concessions to
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishcondescender
English > patronize: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBe a regular customer or client of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"We patronize this store"
Synonymspatronise, patronage, support, keep going
Broaderfoster, nurtureHelp develop, help grow
Similar torun on, keep goingContinue uninterrupted
Spanishpatrocinar
Nounspatrona regular customer

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