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Word: patronize

Definition: support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott


Sentences Containing 'patronize'

In 1926, the Chamber issued a manifesto entitled "Ours First, Yours Later", urging the people to patronize locally-made products.
It is also a 10-minute drive from Hyde Park, allowing University of Chicago students with access to a car a chance to patronize the restaurant.
Many of these groups actively campaign against circuses by staging protests to increase awareness of animal rights' violations and to urge circus-goers to boycott Ringling and other circuses and to patronize only animal-free circuses.
Thou shall not patronize very commercial and trashy movies.
What encouraged me not to become your surety, but to patronize you?
Whereas market share describes the percentage of all customers that patronize a company relative to the industry total, the patronage concentration ratio describes the percentage of one customer's patronage going to a company, relative to that persons spend in the industry.
``Ah, no joking, viscount, if you please; I do not patronize M. Andrea at least, not as concerns M. Danglars.''

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