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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'

``Ah, no joking, viscount, if you please; I do not patronize M. Andrea at least, not as concerns M. Danglars.''
What encouraged me not to become your surety, but to patronize you?

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