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Patronize

Synonyms for patronize:

Sense 1

flaunt, gloat, show off, flash around, high hat, promote, brag.

Sense 2

preen.

Sense 3

boast, crow, swagger, posture.

Sense 4

set up.

Sense 5

pose.

Sense 7

parade.

condescend

descend.

descend

lower oneself.

frequent

frequent.

lower oneself

deign.

stoop

talk down to.

Other synonyms and related words:

bridge over, give away, parade, digest, snitch, hold, suffer, brook, fend for, high hat, denounce, hold up, plunk for, swagger, corroborate, stoop, posture, tolerate, deign, endure, boast, endorse, indorse, back up, crow, back, flaunt, rat, underpin, bear out, plump for, tell on, descend, confirm, stand, betray, browse, brag, promote, bear, talk down to, defend, tide over, preen, stag, affirm, subscribe, stomach, pose, sustain, set up, abide, grass, substantiate, lower oneself, haunt, gloat.

Sense 2 (noun)

talk down to.

Sense 3 (noun)

boast, parade, brag, flaunt, show off, gloat, preen, crow.

Sense 4 (noun)

high hat.

patronize (noun)

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

condescend (verb)

deign, talk down to, stoop.

do business at an establishment (verb)

shop at, frequent.

possession (verb)

sponsor, patronise.

support a cause (verb)

back, sponsor, promote.

Usage examples for patronize:

  • You must patronize him to the other men. - "Trumps", George William Curtis.
  • She may patronize the poor writer whose books she knows. - "The Master Mummer", E. Phillips Oppenheim.

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