GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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    Patronize (?), 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.

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    The idea has been patronized by two States only. A. Hamilton.

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    2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. [Commercial Cant]

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    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”.

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