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  • verbcondescend
  • verbsupport a cause
  • verbdo business at an establishment

synonyms for patronize

  • deign
  • snub
  • favor
  • indulge
  • stoop
  • be gracious to
  • be lofty
  • be overbearing
  • look down on
  • pat on the back
  • talk down to
  • toss a few crumbs
  • treat as inferior
  • treat badly
  • treat like a child
See also synonyms for: patronizing
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antonyms for patronize

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  • hurt
  • antagonize
  • contend
  • ignore
  • oppose
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How to use patronize in a sentence

Tourists from the United States can still travel into Mexico and patronize businesses and restaurants there.
MORNING REPORT: SAN DIEGO UNIFIED ACKNOWLEDGES SLOW-ROLLING RECORDSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOMAY 18, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Yet, Kelly insisted, that even assuming the worst case — that it might offend a few readers — “an accusation of being patronizing would be a small price to pay for the positive results that would accrue.”
PRESSURING POP CULTURE CREATORS CAN HELP FIGHT RACISM IN AMERICABLAKE BALLAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Juan Carlos Gil is a blind Florida man who patronized Winn-Dixie stores in the Miami area for about 15 years.
COURT RULES GROCERY STORE’S INACCESSIBLE WEBSITE ISN’T AN ADA VIOLATIONTIMOTHY B. LEEAPRIL 10, 2021ARS TECHNICA
The couple have been grocery shopping in person, patronizing stores during less busy times, and only shopping at places where people wear masks reliably, he said.
VACCINATED LIVES: 5 HEALTH EXPERTS REVEL IN SIMPLE PLEASURESLENA H. SUNMARCH 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Players cannot “patronize or enter internal venues other than the designated hotel, the practice facility or the game arena,” the protocols state, and each NHL city has a league-designated hotel for visiting clubs.
ALEX OVECHKIN ONE OF FOUR CAPITALS PLACED ON NHL COVID-19 PROTOCOL-RELATED ABSENCES LISTSAMANTHA PELLJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We’ve patronized the restaurants, bars, and other risky indoor areas that have reopened.
EVERYONE FAILED ON COVID-19GERMAN LOPEZDECEMBER 18, 2020VOX
When they shut down the hotels, there was no work, no people coming in here and no people coming up to the city and patronizing the businesses.
HAWAIIAN PARADISE CONTROLLED BY BILLIONAIRE LARRY ELLISON IS HIT HARD BY COVIDVERNE KOPYTOFFNOVEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
We got a lot of people who patronize this beer hall, and we just decided you’re some of the folks we don’t want to serve anymore.
REDDIT CO-FOUNDER ALEXIS OHANIAN SPEAKS WITH MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX ABOUT BUILDING A BETTER TECH INDUSTRYTARA LAWOCTOBER 20, 2020TIME
Artists themselves differ in their judgments, and many who patronize them have no severity of discrimination.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
In the course of the afternoon nearly all the white men on hunting bent show up at the hotel and patronize the bar.
IN AFRICAJOHN T. MCCUTCHEON
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WORDS RELATED TO PATRONIZE

  • advise
  • aid
  • assist
  • back
  • benefit
  • buddy up
  • case out
  • come on to
  • cotton to
  • encourage
  • favor
  • get chummy with
  • get in with
  • help
  • hit it off
  • patronize
  • side with
  • stand by
  • sustain
  • take under one's wing
  • take up with
  • uphold
  • welcome
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