3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Patronize \Pa"tron*ize\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Patronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patronizing}.]

1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.

The idea has been patronized by two States only. --A. Hamilton.

2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. [Commercial Cant]

3. To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Patronizing \Pa"tron*i'zing\, adjective Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another. -- {Pat"ron*i'zing*ly}, adverb --Thackeray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension [syn: {arch}, {condescending}, {patronizing}, {patronising}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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