HyperDic: patronise

English > 4 senses of the word patronise:
VERBsocialpatronise, patronize, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsordo one's shopping at
possessionpatronise, sponsor, patronizeassume sponsorship of
communicationpatronise, patronize, condescendtreat condescendingly
communicationpatronise, patronize, patronage, support, keep goingbe a regular customer or client of
English > patronise: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningDo one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronize, 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 > patronise: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningassume sponsorship of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymssponsor, patronize
Narrowercosponsorsponsor together with another sponsor
Broadersupportsupport materially or financially
Spanishapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Catalanapadrinar, auspiciar, patrocinar
Nounspatronsomeone who supports or champions something
English > patronise: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningtreat condescendingly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronize, condescend
Narrowerstoop tomake concessions to
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishcondescender
English > patronise: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningBe a regular customer or client of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronize, patronage, support, keep going
Broaderfoster, nurtureHelp develop, help grow
Similar torun on, keep goingContinue uninterrupted
Spanishpatrocinar
Nounspatrona regular customer

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