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  1. pa·tron·ize

    /ˈpātrəˌnīz/

    verb

    • 1. treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority: "she was determined not to be put down or patronized" synonyms treat condescendingly, treat with condescension, condescend to, look down on, talk down to, ... more
    • 2. frequent (a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer: "restaurants remaining open in the evening were well patronized" synonyms do business with, buy from, shop at, be a customer of, be a client of, ... more
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