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Synonyms for patronizeˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sponsor, patronize, patronise(verb)

    assume sponsorship of

    condescend, sponsor, keep going, buy at, patronage, shop at, patronize, frequent, patronise, support, shop


  2. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)

    do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

    haunt, keep going, give away, frequent, betray, patronise, support, browse, shit, shop, condescend, buy at, stag, patronize, rat, sponsor, snitch, patronage, denounce, tell on, grass, shop at


  3. patronize, patronise, condescend(verb)

    treat condescendingly

    condescend, sponsor, keep going, descend, buy at, patronage, shop at, stoop, patronize, frequent, patronise, support, shop, lower oneself, deign


  4. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going(verb)

    be a regular customer or client of

    "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

    digest, abide, buy at, tolerate, tide over, support, shop at, plunk for, hold up, endure, frequent, bridge over, back, stick out, fend for, patronise, run on, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, affirm, shop, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, condescend, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, sponsor, bear



  1. patronize(verb)

    To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patronize(v. a.)

    favor, countenance, support, aid, assist, help, befriend, make interest for

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

patronise, flatter

Translations for patronize

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • [[herablassend]] [[behandeln]]German
  • υποστηρίGreek
  • menospreciar, patrocinarSpanish
  • tukea, holhota, asioida, suojella, kannattaaFinnish
  • patrociner, fréquenter, prendre de hautFrench
  • patrocinare, degnarsi, trattare con sufficienza, trattare dall'alto in basso, sponsorizzareItalian
  • חָסדָנוּתHebrew
  • ひいきにしますJapanese
  • 장사Korean
  • हेप्नुNepali
  • betuttelen, denigrerenDutch
  • apadrinharPortuguese
  • смотреть свысока, обращаться снисходительноRussian
  • 寵幸Chinese

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