Last modified on 25 May 2014, at 14:10

patronise

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin pater meaning "father", with the -ise suffix used to create the verb form.

VerbEdit

patronise (third-person singular simple present patronises, present participle patronising, simple past and past participle patronised)

  1. To make a patron
  2. To treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly.
  3. To make oneself a regular customer of a business.

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