Patronization



[pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐] /ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐/

verb (used with object), patronized, patronizing.
1.
to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one’s regular ; trade with.
2.
to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward:
a professor who patronizes his students.
3.
to act as a toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
/ˈpætrəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to behave or treat in a condescending way
2.
(transitive) to act as a patron or patroness by sponsoring or bringing trade to
v.

1580s, “to act as a patron towards,” from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning “treat in a condescending way” is first attested 1797; sense of “give regular business to” is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.

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