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patronize

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  • verbcondescend
  • verbsupport a cause
  • verbdo business at an establishment
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Synonyms for patronize

verb condescend
  • 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

Antonyms for patronize

  • hurt
  • antagonize
  • be humble
  • be modest
  • contend
  • ignore
  • oppose
  • use competition
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to patronize

befriend

verb. make social acquaintance; support
  • 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
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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